Proud new papa Gjoci wanted to make sure he never had to worry about whether or not his baby girl was breathing, so he built this amazing breath-detecting baby monitor using a Wii remote, a printed circuit, and a laser. First, he opened up the Wiimote and took out the camera, then used an Atmel Atmega88 microcontroller to make a printed circuit. Low-power infrared lasers shine on the baby's clothing and the Wii camera detects the motion of the baby's breath, activating an alarm if the motion ...
The key to being able to perform yoga properly is in the breath. This tutorial shows you how to get started on breathing the yogic way. Use your entire lung capacity to take slow, measured breaths and focus on your diaphragm.
Circular breathing will enable you to play your didgeridoo continuously. In this movie we'll show you how easy it is by breaking the process down in to small simple steps.
Sadie Nardini gives instruction on how to breathe in yoga practice for optimal, strength, balance and detox.
This simple, yet powerful yoga pranayama (breathing exercise), is great for deep breathing, opening up energy pathways and improving your respiratory systems. It is a perfect pranayama for starting out your yoga set with.
Knowledge of first aid procedures can save lives. Watch this first aid video tutorial to learn how to perform rescue breathing on an adult whose heart is working.
This clip offers instruction on how to improve the thoracic breathing of a pregnant woman through use of a Pilates stability sling. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For complet...
Learn how to breathe properly when performing a Pilates exercise routine. With pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. This applies even to breathing. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For complete instructions, give this ...
Wind down with the simple yoga relaxation exercise outlined in this free video lesson. As an added bonus, unlike most yoga exercises, which require some bare minimum of athleticism, the "goddess pose" demonstrated in this tutorial is as simple as reclining. Find out how to do the goddess pose with help from a yoga instructor in this free video on yoga relaxation exercises.
The lion's breath exercise can be used to get rid of sore throats. To perform this, get into a comfortable position. Inhale deeply. When you exhale, stick out your tongue, as far as it will go. Exhale, releasing all of the air from your lungs. Take in another cleansing breath, and repeat. This time, when you exhale, in addition to sticking out your tongue, you will need to roll your eyes back in your head. Try to make your eyes roll all the way back but slightly inward. Try to imagine that yo...
High breathing in yoga refers to a style of breathing that takes place in the upper part of the chest and lungs. Learn how to do high breathing by raising the ribs in this exercise video. To practice high breathing you should take seated position, place hand on chest, inhale & exhale using only top of chest. With this how to video you will be able to do high breathing for yoga.
A self-contained breathing apparatus allows firefighters to breathe in hostile environments. Identify the different features of a SCBA from a fire captain in this free firefighting video series about SCBA harnesses, gages, regulators, masks and more.
Circular breathing is one of the most important physical skills involved in advanced brass and woodwind playing. Kenny G set a world record by blowing one note on sax for 45 minutes and 47 seconds. Watch this video to learn how to start circular breathing and start being able to play longer strings of notes.
In this tutorial, we learn how to use breathing & intention in tango. Use the pattern of walking into the cross and add in elements of staying in the line. Lead the cross carefully and slowly by breathing slowly to help make an easy transition from closed to open. Put all these elements to help make the dance look better by paying attention to the details. Keep in mind that people are looking at you and want to see someone happy dancing. Keep a smile on your face but also make sure to pay clo...
Check out this flute lesson on breathing techniques by Nina Perlove who teaches at Northern Kentucky University. This unconventional breathing method was taught by Alain Marion in Paris. The end goal is to allow your lungs and chest cavity to expand. You will have more breath control when playing the flute with the technique shown in this video.
This video demonstrates how to properly do ujjayi breathing. Ujjayi breathing aids in yoga poses by bringing maximum amount of oxygen to the body and generating heat in the body.
Dina Prioste shows us how to do breath of fire with yoga in this video. Start off by sitting in a comfortable seated position on top of a blanket or pillow, with Kleenex close by. Begin by taking a deep breath and exhale, do this three times. Now, take a deep inhale in and do 15 exhalations. Do this 5 times, increasing your exhalations to 20 on the last round. Come back to your regular breathing when you are done and mucus will have been cleared from your head. You can increase your exhalatio...
Yoga teacher Tara Stiles gives an informative video tutorial on how to do alternate nostril breathing in yoga. Tara warns that some first-timers might find this particular exercise a bit weird, but once they get a hang of it, it can be a boon for kick-starting one's day and relaxing one's mind and body. Then, she demonstrates the simple steps of breathing in and out, alternating the closing and opening of the nostrils. In closing, Tara cautioned that people who experience dizziness in the beg...
Jill Jaxx teaches some simple techniques you can use to improve your singing voice. These techniques are easy enough that you can practice them at home. The main focus is focusing on your breathing but includes some great (and funny) tips including holding your tongue! The student featured in this demonstration has a retainer and Jill helps her to not only relax her breathing to sing better, but to control her tongue to help get her notes and voice out the way she wants it!
Looking for an easy way to tell if someone's interested in you romantically? In this clip, you'll learn how to tell whether someone likes you by paying attention to his or her breathing. Get a grasp on basic body language with this free video tutorial from body-language expert Lillian Glass. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on what to look out for, take a look.
In this video, we learn a number of simple posterior lateral breathing exercises. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates.
This fitness how-to video demonstrates proper breathing technique for breath of fire. Breath of fire is use for yoga practices. Learn all about breath of fire and its effect on the circulatory and respiratory system.
Learn how to do the Kapalbhati yoga pranayama. This simple breathing exercise is known for it's tremendous healing capability and ability to optimize your health and wellbeing as well as aid in weight loss.
Sadie Nardini teaches you a healing and detoxifying yoga breathing technique.
In Buddhism, meditation serves to calm and control the mind and is essential to break the cycle of suffering and attain Enlightenment. Follow these steps for mindfulness of breathing meditation, one of the two simplest meditations.
The beginning breathing techniques involve short breaths, but a better technique is to use longer phrases.
This video will show viewers how to scream through several tips and practice exercises which will train your voice. First, practice by doing lots of exercises which involve inhaling hard while making sounds through your throat. Next, do low screams by flexing your stomach very hard and focus on pushing out the air from your stomach rather than from your throat in order to do this properly. Try to add accents into your screaming. Next, practice how to scream high, once again focusing on pushin...
For the aspiring beat-boxer in all of us, Jaxster is here to help. In the first in a series of tutorials, these simple tips will help you learn the basics of:
This yoga how-to video is intended for level one and two yoga student who are proficient in breathing practices. Follow along with this yoga breathing lesson and learn how to do nadi shodan. Nadi shodan is more commonly known as alternate nostril breathing. This style of yoga breathing is used to relax the body and calm the mind. Try doing alternate nostril breathing at home.
Diaphragmatic breathing is a basic yoga breathing technique that is used when performing yoga and meditation. Traditionally it is called yogaasana pranayama. Watch this video yoga tutorial and learn how to practice diaphragmatic breathing.
When done properly, Ujjayi (translated as "victorious") breathing should be both energizing and relaxing. But it really is confusing at first. In this how to video, Garry Alesio shares some insight and tips into making this effective breathing exercise a natural stress-reducing solution. Watch this tutorial and you will be breathing your way to a less stressful life in no time.
Proper breathing is a very important part of Pilates exercise. Many Pilates exercises are taught with specific instructions on how to use the breath with them. Often in our daily lives our breath becomes very shallow, most people only breathe into the upper part of the chest. Watch this pilates how to video to learn proper breathing techniques.
What's the big deal about breathing? Inhale, exhale, then repeat, right? "Passive" breathing is a breath of fresh air that improves pitch and strengthens endurance. So, for all of you singers out there, watch this. Revealed by vocal coach Renee Grant-Williams.
Yoga butterfly breathing is a great way to start you day or any work out. It gets you well oxygenated, helps you eliminate toxins, gets your cardiovascular system revved up and bumps up your metabolism. Watch this how to video and start using this butterfly breathing technique.
This video is a demonstration of a basic breathing warm up exercise for vocalists. This exercise is breathing out strongly with sealed lips. A great way to warm up your vocal chords and get your breath happening.
One of the hardest challenges for a beginning swimmer can be learning how to breathe properly. If you aren't careful with your breathing, you can end up with a mouth full of water and an unpleasant swimming experience.
Abdominal breathing is a technique you can use to reduce stress. This type of breathing allows for your body to receive oxygen in the areas that are too tense. Get advice on reducing and managing stress in this stress management how-to video.
This video shows various exercises to define your abs. These exercises involve breathing techniques. They utilize the breath to reduce your waist and develop perfect abs. The video starts with easy exercises like sucking your belly in. This exercise has to be done for five seconds in the beginning, and later increasing it to a full minute when you are comfortable with it. The video then goes through variations of this exercise. The video is very simple to understand.
Often artist use, their voice and they are always searching for new and effective methods to improve their singing.
Breathing through delivery pain sounds good, but will that Lamaze class really help you manage the pain during labor? What's an epidural really like? How else do pregnant women manage the discomfort of labor, delivery, and birth?