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The Breath Connects Everything

Breath relates to all of the activities of your life. Your ability to work, think, sleep, meditate, exercise or interact with others is in some way dependent on your breath. Consciously engaging with the breath and exploring new breathing patterns will empower you to effect immediate positive physiological change in all of the systems of your body, boost your energy, manage your stress, balance your emotions and strengthen your connection to Spirit.
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“If you’re looking to learn solid breathing techniques or to understand the “why” behind your breath, this course is for you. Bob is wonderfully engaging and clear in his explanation of the 3-Part Breath, and demonstrates in an extremely approachable way how exactly we can all master techniques, and apply them to our lives to find sanity and focus in even the most stressful situations.”

Lauren S.

Every Ancient Wisdom Tradition Emphasizes Breathing Practices

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  • Reduce Your Stress

    Modern science has shown that deep breathing helps downregulate the nervous system and improve vagal tone, which is a key for healthy rest/sleep and overall well being. In this course you learn how to manage stressful life situations with your breath.

  • Increase Your Vitality

    Breathing practices are regenerative in nature. They support physical and emotional health. Consistent practice rewires the body/mind for increase in energy and mental well being.

  • Find Your Focus

    Breathing practices help you reduce distractions and direct what your mind is paying attention to. Harnessing the power of the breath has been proven increase mental focus, physical performance and sense of spiritual connection.

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Course Introduction
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    • Instructor and Course Overview
    • Benefits of Three-Part Breathing
    • Making Your Space
    • Using a Journal
    • Resources for You
    • Let's Get Started
  • 02
    Unit One: Breath Awareness
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    • Evaluate Your Breathing
    • Breath Awareness in Daily Life
    • How Do You Breathe?
    • The Breath, Mind, and Body Connection
  • 03
    Unit Two: Abdominal (Diaphragmatic) Breathing
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    • Introduction to Deep Breathing
    • Abdominal Breathing
    • Demonstration #1 Abdominal Breathing - Reclined
    • Demonstration #2 Abdominal Breathing - Seated
    • Demonstration #3 Abdominal Breathing - Standing
    • Abdominal Breathing
  • 04
    Unit Three: Sideways (Intercostal) Breathing
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    • Introduction to Breath and Sideways Expansion
    • Breath and Sideways Expansion
    • Demonstration #1: Breath and Sideways Expansion - Seated
    • Demonstration #2: Breath and Sideways Expansion - Standing
    • Sideways Breathing
  • 05
    Unit Four: Breath in the Clavicle
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    • Introduction to Breath in the Clavicle
    • Breath in the Clavicle
    • Demonstration #1: Breathing in the Clavicle - Seated
    • Demonstration #2: Breathing in the Clavicle - Standing
    • Clavicle Breathing
  • 06
    Unit Five: Three Part Breathing
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    • Introduction to Three-Part Breathing
    • Equal Breathing
    • Demonstration: Equal Breathing
    • Breath-Mind Connection
    • Breath-Mind Connecting to Goals
    • Equal Breathing
    • Salutation
  • 07
    Bonus Lessons
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    • Breathing in All Things....
    • Breathing and Athletics
  • 08
    Before You Go
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    • Please Share Your Feedback

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  • Robert Butera, PhD

    Meet Your Teacher

    Robert is the founder of The YogaLife Institute in Wayne Pennsylvania, and the CEO and Lead Teacher for YogaLife Online University. He holds Masters in Divinity from the Earlham School of Religion and a Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy & Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Bob's Classical Yoga Lineage comes directly from The Yoga Institute of Mumbai, where he studied in depth in his early twenties. With over 25 years of full time teaching experience, Bob is known for sharing Classical Yoga principles in a practical way that connects students with their own divinity. He is the author of 6 books, The Classical Yoga Study Guide, The Pure Heart of Yoga, Meditation for Your Life, Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety, Body Mindful Yoga and the forthcoming Comprehensive Yoga Therapy: The Complete Guide (Llewellyn Worldwide).

    Robert Butera

    Founder & Programs Director

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