Anatomy of the Breath
What you'll learn
- Understand some of the biomechanics of breathing, and have in your toolbelt several exercises to visualize the anatomy, practice different kinds of breath awareness, or teach to your clients.
- No previous knowledge necessary.
Taking a breath is central to the human experience: it's the first, and the last, thing you'll ever do. It happens with and without voluntary control. For these reasons and more perhaps, most meditative and movement traditions have placed great importance on coming to know one's own breathing.
So whether you're not even sure how the lungs fill, or you do know but want to get a deeper understanding into what happens in the autonomic nervous system with an exhale, or you can release tight shoulders by freeing up your diaphragm ... This could be an awesome course for you.
Watch the video to get a sense of the curriculum. Thanks and hope to see you in a minute!
Who this course is for:
- Bodyworkers, movement teachers, body-based therapists who are interested in the breath.
Hi, I'm Liam Bowler. Though I am steeped in a world of body stuff — like fitness and anatomy and even meditation — I grew up a relatively awkward kid with no real body awareness, and definitely no athletic ability. It has been and continues to be a really amazing journey: learning and discovering more of what makes a human being healthy and happy, how we get sick and how we heal from injury, and yes what "the mind" and "the body" share as common ground.
I've been teaching anatomy, mindfulness, bodywork and movement in various forms for over 20 years. I live in Missoula, Montana where I work with clients 1-on-1 in a private practice, and teach regular public classes and workshops. I also host a podcast that has several thousand people tuning in each month and is one of the joys of my life: The Body Awake.