Interview with Leonard Orr – Founder of the Rebirthing Style of Breathwork

From the May issue of Thresholds Quarterly Since 1962 an estimated 10 million people throughout the world have experienced altered states of consciousness owing to one man. Recently this man entered into our presence. It is our privilege and infinite pleasure to share with you wisdom from the Father of Rebirthing Leonard Orr Leonard Orr came to the College of

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Diaphragm development

Diaphragm Development From an enlightened medical doctor. “Mr. A has had an injury to his diaphragm — inability to function properly –adversely affecting his breathing. There is no established medical treatment for this condition and patient has been encouraged to seek any and all alternative treatment modalities.” Partly good advice but yikes on the many sources of mediocre to bad

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PowerbreatheTM and Other Breathing Resistance Trainers

I’ve long been leery of forced inhalations for breathing development. Stems from singing insights as well as teachers of the Ilsa Gindler school of movement and breathing, as the German-American physical therapy of Caroloa Speads and Elsa Middendorf and Qi Gong (Chi Kung) . Basically I see them as tightening the chest, reinforcing unhealthy mouth breathing/snoring/apnea, and reducing subtle internal

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What is Optimal Breathing®?

Optimal Breathing Development Work integrates ancient teachings and modern science and technology and is compatible with all forms of religious or spiritual expression. Breathing mechanics are essentially the same for almost everyone but many of us lose good breathing or never had it. After studying breathing for over 30 years I teach rock solid breathing fundamentals for a variety of

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Healthy Breathing Cofactors

Measuring Breathing? Contemporary lung volume measurements are inconsistent and guided by cross sectional criteria instead of longitudinal and therefore do not predict decline within individuals. A 1997 research paper points out that “from one low measurement of FEV1 (forced exhalation volume) in an adult, it is impossible to determine whether the reduced lung function is due to not having achieved

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Diaphragm Development

From an enlightened medical doctor. “Mr. A has had an injury to his diaphragm — inability to function properly –adversely affecting his breathing. There is no established medical treatment for this condition and patient has been encouraged to seek any and all alternative treatment modalities.” Partly good advice but yikes on the many sources of mediocre to bad information that

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