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Inhale, exhale, repeat

How to get the most out of every breath

January 28, 2013
[Image credit: Augusto Mia Battaglia photography via flickr]

Breathing. You do it 24/7 and yet, perhaps thankfully, it’s the last thing on your mind because your brain does it automatically. But just because you don’t have to think about it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Because while your brain is taking care of every inhale and exhale it’s also doing many other things that can keep you from breathing efficiently. If you’re ready to try breathing like an expert, Brooklyn yoga instructor Daniella Rosales-Friedman and Dr. Susan Lord from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health can tell you how and explain why breathing properly is so important for maintaining good health.

This segment was first broadcast on The Doppler Effect on October 16, 2012.

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Katie Hiler came to SHERP carrying degrees in Brain and Cognitive Science and English from the University of Rochester after three years in the world of academic publishing. She enjoys writing about neuroscience, health and babies whenever possible. She is a producer for WNYU’s science news show The Doppler Effect and is fast becoming an audio and podcast junkie. You can follow her relatively trivial science musings on Twitter via @sciencewritr.

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