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How To: This DIY Baby Monitor Uses Lasers and a Wiimote to Detect Your Child's Breathing

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 ...

How To: Do a yoga deep breathing exercise

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.

How To: Improve thoracic breathing with a stability sling

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...

How To: Use the proper breathing technique when doing Pilates

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 ...

How To: Do a goddess-pose breathing exercise

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.

How To: Get rid of a sore throat with yoga breathing 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...

How To: Practice high breathing for yoga

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.

How To: Use breathing & intention in tango

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...

How To: Practice active breathing for flute

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.

How To: Do kapalabhati breathing or breath of fire for yoga

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...

How To: Do alternate nostril breathing in yoga

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...

How To: Fix your breathing to sing better

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!

How To: Tell if someone is attracted to you by listening to his or her breathing

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.

How To: Improve posterior lateral breathing with Pilates

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.

How To: Scream low through proper breathing

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...

How To: Practice nadi shodan or alternate nostril breathing

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.

How To: Conquer stress through Ujjaya 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.

How To: Practice proper breathing for pilates

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.

How To: Control your breathing while singing

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.

How To: Get defined abs through breathing exercises

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.

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