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"Master low and high breathing, and you control the brain, the heart, and the other organs. All bodily power comes from the breath."

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Kung fu sees the power of breath and breathing in a similar light, Chi.


 
 
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Hey Friends,

I am convinced that 'Costal Breathing' as taught by master Physical Culturist Edwin Checkley is the ultimate way to breathe for maintaining a powerful physique and lifetime Super Health. Once this method has been fully incorporated into your life, one's posture will dramatically improve and one's abdomen will be drawn in. The two go hand in hand. By practicing deep 'costal' breathing, you will be exercising in the most natural way possible 24/7.

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John
i just ordered the book a Natural Method of Physical Training by Checkley
Would that have how to do the Costal Breathing as he does it?
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Hello Peter Michael,

Yes it does, as will all of the new Living Strength Training Courses.


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Checkley's Natural Method of Physical Training is available as a free download via the Internet Archive website. Its address is http://archive.org/details/checkleysnatural00chec It is there in several different formats. You can also just read it online.

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My experience is that costal breathing is perfect to combine with FMT. They are almost made for each other.
 
 
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My experience is that costal breathing is perfect to combine with FMT. They are almost made for each other.
Agreed. In fact, since I maximally contract my core while exhaling, it really IS an FMT exercise in itself. Sometimes I try to contract my entire body during exhale & manage to break a sweat before getting out of bed! I try to incorporate costal breathing into my pushups as well. It's everything John has always said it is. I carry myself differently, have better posture, & feel stronger in my core.

Now, I've gotten a copy of "Exercise Without Movement" and want to practice Swami Rama's "diaphragmatic breathing". I see the costal breathing as a cleansing, renourishing exercise; whereas diaphragmatic breathing the rest of the time appears aimed at keeping you in control & on an even keel. He believes that it enables you to "gain emotional control and balance, and reduce fatigue and stress". It incorporates the following criteria:
"1. The breath flows smoothly, without jerks.
2. There is no pause between breaths.
3. The breath flows silently in the lungs and air passageways.
4. Exhalation and inhalation are approximately equal.
5. The breath is deep, yet there is little movement of the upper chest."
During this type breathing, the abdomen actually expands & contracts instead of the chest.

Perhaps this is what Gordon's quote from the Mighty Atom meant by mastering high and low breathing.
 
 
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