Anatomy of Breathing

ISBN-10: 0939616556

ISBN-13: 9780939616558

Edition: 2006

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Eastland Press
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Blandine Calais-Germain is the author of the bestselling Anatomy of Movement, The Female Pelvis: Anatomy and Exercises, and Anatomy of Breathing. In addition to being a dancer and a dance teacher, she is a certified physical therapist and attended the French School of Orthopedics and Massage in Paris. Known for her innovative method for teaching the physical structures of anatomy in relation to movement, she teaches workshops to students from all over the world. She lives in Limoux, France.

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface
Initial Observations About the Act of Breathing
Internal Respiration-External Respiration (Breathing)
Breathing: at First Glance, Always the Same Movement
Two Types of Breathing
Respiratory Volumes
Rates of Breathing
Anatomical Pages
The Skeleton's Role in Breathing
Bones Surrounding the Lungs
Thoracic "Cage": a Flexible Structure
Thoracic Cage as a Whole
Costal Arc and its Articulations
Ribs
Sternum
Spinal Column During Breathing
Pelvis
Shoulder Girdle
Cranial Bones
Respiratory Organs
Lungs: Where Blood and Air Meet
Pulmonary Alveoli
Pleural Membrane: Double Envelope of the Lungs
Airway Passages
Respiratory Muscles
Muscles of Inspiration
Other Muscles of Inspiration of the Rib Cage
Muscles of Expiration
The Principal Forces Involved in Breathing
Muscles Act in Different Ways During Breathing
Pulmonary Elasticity: An Important Force in Breathing
Forces Affecting Respiratory Volumes
Forces Involved in Breathing of Tidal Volume
Forces Involved in Inspiratory Reserve Volume (IRV)
Forces Involved in Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV)
Forces Involved in the Rate of Breathing
Relationships Among Anatomical Structures Involved in Breathing
Two Cavities that are Inseparable During Breathing
Respiratory Stops
Suspended Breaths
Analysis of the Principal Types of Breathing
Diaphragmatic Breathing and its Variations
Costal Breathing and its Variations
Paradoxical Breathing
Two Mechanisms of Exhalation
Techniques for Decompressing the Abdominal Organs
Valsalva's Method
The Sigh: Relaxing the Diaphragm
Practice Pages
Preparing for Breathing Exercises
Diaphragmatic Inhalations
Costal Inhalation
Costal Exhalations
Abdominal Exhalations
Exercises for Respiratory Volumes
Conclusion
Bibliography
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