I took a break from the single-breath timing exercises for a while after hitting a new personal record of 3 minutes 41 seconds, lying down, and with no movement. I picked it up again after a couple of weeks and the change was dramatic. First time I barely went more than two minutes. Only after … More Explorations in Breath, Pt. 3
I have been practicing the breathing exercises, primarily breathing into the three separate lung compartments – lower lungs or stomach, sternum, and below the clavicle. On the bus and train I’ve been pushing air slowly into my lower chest in order to strengthen the muscles there, as well as expanding the sternum. The tricky part … More Explorations in Breath, Pt. 2
This isn’t a regular blog post – it’s been a while since I’ve even published on here in any form – it’s more of a journal for progress. I’ve been interested for a while in expanding the capacity of my human frame by tapping into our evolutionary legacy. Nothing caught my imagination more lately than … More Explorations in Breath, Pt. 1
The latter half of this film goes into some technical detail, but at the very least, the beginning demonstrates very nicely why I enjoy doing it so much.
Steven Johnson’s brief lecture about where good ideas come from indicates that it is less the process of deep contemplative thought and moreso social connectivity that triggers innovation. It seems apparent that intellectual development relies on the collision of existing, likely dormant ideas and opinions that join to create new forms and concepts. The process … More Ideas and Evolution