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BREATHING  F. A. Q.

 


Extracted from Part Four of The Art of Breathing book:

By giving your serious consideration to the 50 questions and answers in Part Four, you will share an understanding of problems that others have experienced in their breathing practice. As a student or future teacher or healer, this sharing will give you added insight into helping yourself as well as others. The list that follows identifies each question/answer by its number and its page number(s) in the book and with a brief description of its content.


  1. Principles of chi yi - see page 163 

  2. What is chi? - see page 164

  3. Chi and religion - see page 165

  4. Is breathing a natural instinct? - see page 166

  5. A common mistake in breathing? ( shallow ) - see page 167

  6. Signs of a shallow breather ( shallow breathing ) - see page 168, also 13, 171, 174, 182, 219

  7. Are there breaks between breaths? - see page 169

  8. Explaining correct deep breathing ( abdominal ) - see page 170, also 13

  9. Explaining incorrect shoulder breathing ( shallow ) - see page 171, also 13, 14

  10. Breathing through the nose or mouth - see page 172, also 15

  11. Air pollution - see page 172, 174

  12. Tongue tension blocks airflow - see page 174

  13. Dealing with gum sensitivity ( healing ) - see page 175

  14. Jaw and neck tension - see page 176, 177

  15. Clearing nasal congestion ( healing ) - see page 178

  16. Physical discomforts and aging - see page 179, 180

  17. Lower back pain - see page 182, also 141

  18. In a wheelchair ( physical handicap / disability ) - see page 183

  19. Emphysema - see page 185, 186 also 36, 38

  20. Asthma - see page 186, 187

  21. A smoker ( smoking ) - see page 189

  22. Parenting and chi ( parental / child guidance ) - see page 189

  23. A child holds her breath ( holding breath )- see page 190

  24. The hearing impaired ( deafness ) - see page 191

  25. Occupational hazards - see page 192, 193, also 77-90

  26. A raspy voice ( singer / speaker / actor ) - see page 194, also 174

  27. Body language ( poise ) - see page 195, also 123, 146

  28. Body tension ( relaxation ) - see page 196, 197, also 56, 83

  29. Body workers ( therapist) - see page 198

  30. Breath interruptions ( gasping ) - see page 200

  31. Out of Breath ( shortness of breath ) - see page 201, 202

  32. Enhancing sports ( athletics - tennis / golf / martial arts / dancers / actors) - see page 203

  33. Traffic jam anxiety ( tensions ) - see page 204, 205

  34. Cleansing the lungs - see page 205, 206, also 152, 153

  35. Insomnia - see page 208, 209, also 147

  36. Convalescence ( healing ) - see page 210

  37. Fragrance and inhalation ( Aroma Therapy ) - see page 211, 212

  38. Exercising and breathing - see page 212

  39. Centering ( poise ) - see page 214

  40. Voice volume (soft / loudness )- see page 215, also 50

  41. Shyness ( confidence ) - see page 216

  42. Speech and aging - see page 217, 218

  43. Gasping for breath - see page 219, also 44, 194

  44. Posture - see page 220

  45. Big and small deep breaths - see page 222, also 3

  46. A singer and stage fright ( nervous ) - see page 222

  47. A trumpet player ( wind instrument) - see page 224

  48. Laughter ( through exhalation ) - see page 225

  49. An expedient pick-me-up ( energy booster ) - see page 226

  50. A question for the author - see page 228