Course Curriculum

109: Anatomy Of Breathing

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: THE HOLISTIC BREATH
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • INTRODUCTION
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #2
    • GUIDED BREATH EXPERIENCE
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #3
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: PHYSIOLOGY OF THE BREATH
    • INTRODUCTION
    • WHY WE BREATHE
    • STRUCTURES OF BREATHING
    • THE DIAPHRAGM
    • VISUALIZING THE DIAPHRAGM
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #4
    • BELLY VERSUS CHEST BREATHING
    • QUIZ
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: HOW WE BREATHE
    • THE MECHANICS OF BREATHING
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #5
    • ACCESSORY MUSCLES (HELPERS)
    • MECHANICS OF BREATHING: ANIMATION
    • INTRA-ABDOMINAL PRESSURE
    • QUIZ
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: BREATHING AND YOGA
    • INTRODUCTION
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #6
    • FULL, COMPLETE BREATHING
    • UJJAYI PRANAYAMA
    • KAPALABHATI KRIYA
    • ASANA
    • QUIZ
    • ACTIVITY: TEACH A FULL, COMPLETE BREATH
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 6
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION & OUTSIDE PRACTICE

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate and describe the role breath plays in emotional well-being and self-connection.

  • Contrast the thoracic and abdominal cavities and effectively teach both a "chest" and "belly" breath.

  • Accurately describe how the diaphragm, lungs, and accessory muscles work with pressure and volume to create a typical breath.

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