Breathing: The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through the mouth or nose due to muscle contraction, and then exhaled due to muscle relaxation.
Rescue Breathing: Rescue breathing is often used as a compliment to chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Learn the full definition of rescue breathing.
Breathing 100s: If you had gone to Joseph Pilates for a lesson half a century ago, this is the first of the classic mat exercises he would have given you. Breathing 100s works everything: your abs are engag . . . View Full Definition
Croup. Any Obstructive Condition Of The Larynx (Voice Box) Or Trachea (Windpipe), Characterized By A Hoarse, Barking Cough And Difficult Breathing Occurring Chiefly In Infants And Children. In The Early-Nineteenth Century It Was Called Cynanche Trachealis: roup, hives, choak, stuffing, rising of the lights.
Vital: Necessary to maintain life. Breathing is a vital function.
Barrels: The large and small Barrels used in the Pilates Method enhance breathing, develop both the arms and legs, and work the spine to help correct posture and movement. The barrels can be substitu . . . View Full Definition
Asbestosis: A disease associated with inhalation of asbestos fibers. The disease makes breathing progressively more difficult and can be fatal.
Indoor Air: Breathing air inside a habitable structure, often highly polluted because of lack of exchange with fresh oxygen from outdoors. Solvents, smoke, paints, furniture glues, carpet padding, and o . . . View Full Definition
Chin Tucked: Tucking the chin elongates the muscles in the back of the neck and can provide a good stretch for those who have a 'forward head.' However, avoid the tucked chin position when performing Bre . . . View Full Definition
Yoga: A series of poses (known as asanas) that you hold from a few seconds to several minutes. The moves — a blend of strength, flexibility, and body-awareness exercises — are intended to promote . . . View Full Definition
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Fragrance: The sensation of the gases released from ground coffee as they are inhaled through the nose. Ranges from sweetly floral to sweetly spicy.