Respiratory System

Every Seventh Breath Full and Relaxed

The presence of special breathing practices in the ancient cultures has always been a mystery to people in the Western world. In "Every Seventh Breath Full and Relaxed" Dr. Roger Jahnke describes a technique that brings the consciousness of the...

Exhale to Compress the Organs

One of the self-healing methods of the ancients that is easy and inexpensive yet absolutely profound is breath practice. Exhaling to compress the organs reveals a remarkable breath practice. This practice has a profound effect on the nervous system...

Abdominal Lift

The technique described in the Dr. Roger Jahnke column "The Abdominal Lift" is a traditional yoga practice called Uddhiyana bandha. Stand with feet at about shoulder width, bend the knees slightly, bend forward, exhale completely, brace the hands...

Rapid Abdominal Breathing

A classic breath practice that is common to both the Yoga tradition of India and the Qigong tradition of China is "Rapid Abdominal Breathing," called bastrika in yoga. The central activity of this breath technique, called bastrika in India, is the...

Full Chest and Abdominal Breathing

This method is simply a deepening of the breath. When the diaphragm drops down, the abdomen is expanded allowing the air to rush into the vacuum created in the lungs. Then the chest cavity is expanded, allowing the lungs to fill completely. When...

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