Understanding respiration

Intentional breath manipulation has two primary goals: impacting a present situation or affecting a future one. Exercises prepare for the future, while tools help respond (in real-time) to immediate situations.

Breathing practices = Exercises + Tools

Understanding how the respiratory system functions can help make the right choices for breath reformation. Gaining knowledge of the biology and chemistry of breathing is key to improving breath efficiency. For some people, these topics seem tedious, and there is a tendency to concentrate on the mechanics of the practices rather than the theory. However, understanding respiration can make a significant difference.

People have different breathing abilities and characteristics; humans don’t all breathe alike. Therefore, changes are sometimes needed to both exercises and tools. Efficiently tweaking breathing practices is easier when understanding what is happening in the body.