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The Science of Breathing

February 1, 2007

How you breathe affects how you live; it's more than automatic. Breathing techniques and patterns are regularly advocated for relaxation, stress management, control of psychophysiological states and improvement of organ function (Ritz & Roth 2003). Anatomically speaking, there is a favorable equilibrium (balance between inhalation and exhalation pressures) in breathin…

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