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15 min
The Purposes of Breathing
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13 min
The Physiology of Breath
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20 min
The Anatomy of Breath
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15 min
Blood Gasses and pH
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16 min
The Biomechanics of Breath
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20 min
The Purpose of Pilates Breath
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60 min
Put It Into Practice
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Workshop 1771: Myth and Science of Breath

1 hr 40 min
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Myth and Science of Pilates Breathing

Is there a correct way to breathe during Pilates movement? This workshop with Dr. Brent Anderson will explore the answer to that question and examine the use of breath as a "tool" rather than a "rule." His teachings consist of scientific and practical applications of breath as they pertain to movement efficiency. Brent explores how breath facilitates movement, while movement in turn facilitates breath. Understanding of the true biomechanics and motor control of breath is a valuable tool in bettering one's practice, health, and quality of life.

-Learn about the anatomy and biomechanics of breath and the parts of the body that work to create each breath
-Learn about the physiology of breath and the exchange of gasses that compose breath
-Explore the historical philosophy of breath as set forth by Joseph Pilates, Blandine Calais-Germaine, and Robert E. Svoboda
-Observe the synergy between the use of breath in improving movement and the use of movement in improving breath
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Jan 16, 2015
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Workshop very interesting,, very disappointed though that it was Brent's old class, same rep as two/three other of his classes on Pilates first purchased work shop and was looking forward to some new Brent..sadly same old same old..when can we have a completely new class from this wonderful man?
2 years ago

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Gia Calhoun (Moderator)
Caroline ~ Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed this workshop. The Mat class at the end was not included in the length of the workshop, we included it so there would be an example of how to apply this information in a class. Brent will be back next month to teach more classes and a workshop. We hope you enjoy them as well when they are on the site!
2 years ago

Please do more workshops like this! I was grateful for the information, as I have 2 thoracic herniated discs from an accident. Breath is imperative to my healing, and the information provided was very beneficial to me, and I will use it with my clients!
2 years ago

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I just took the quiz and got an answer wrong that I think is correct (I passed, so I don't care too much...just intellectual curiosity).

I rewatched, and Brent definitely says (gas exchanges around minute 3), and his slide corroborates that increased breathing makes the blood more alkalinic. Thanks! p.s. there is a typo on question 26...the word "most" should be "must" ...yes, I'm anal
1 year ago

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Maria Wheeler (Moderator)
Margy ~ Thank you for catching this! You are right on both, and both items have been fixed. We appreciate your attentiveness!
1 year ago

Help! I have watched the entire workshop and it's reporting I have not watched it fully, thus not able to take the test! Please advise?
1 year ago

Gia Calhoun (Moderator)
Laura ~ I'm sorry our system didn't record that you watched the entire workshop. I have updated your account so you can now access the quiz. I hope you enjoyed this workshop!
1 year ago

I have just watched this wonderful workshop, but haven't taken the test yet. Will the workshop remain active for me after I have finished the quiz? I'd like to come back to it for future reference. Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Invaluable information for me. Thanks!
11 mos ago

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