Anatomy of Breathing is a clear and helpful guide to both the theory and practice of breathing in its many variations.
My hope is that [this book] will contribute to a more enlightened practice of breathing. I also hope that you, the reader, will have a better understanding of how breathing changes spontaneously from moment to moment. My other wish is that you will discover how to consciously choose a specific breathing technique for certain purposes or circumstances.
Hundreds of expert drawings along with easy-to-understand text help you explore just how breathing works. Once you re acquainted with the principal structures, organs and forces that affect breathing, you will learn how to control them to enhance the quality and variety of breathing in your own life.
Along the way, you will also correct many common misconceptions about breathing.
With this book you will learn simple exercises to prepare your body for the benefits of different types of breathing. You will learn, step by step, how to practice some of the most common and useful breathing techniques on your own.