Fire Breathing Magic Trick Safe

This is not a 100% safe magic trick, but it is safe enough for a 12 year old to do it.  Please have an someone else with you and a first aid kit ready.

Supplies:

  • Corn Starch
  • Fire Breathing Torch or you can build one yourself (go to http://www.luxotica.com/education/howtomake/torches.php to learn how to make your own fire torch)
  • Water
  • Spoon
  • Lighter
  • First Aid Kit

Procedure:

  1. Take the spoon and take a big scoop of corn starch.
  2. Stuff it in your mouth. DO NOT SWALLOW IT!
  3. Light your fire breathing torch.
  4. Blow the corn starch as hard as you can into the flaming torch.  Make sure you do this on a nice and sunny day.  Do not do this on a rainy or windy day!
  5. You should be able to make the flame go a few feet long.
  6. Now here is where the water comes in handy.  Take a large sip of water to get rid of the corn starch out of your mouth.
  7. If any injuries happen, do not blame me.

 

WARNINGS (Please read this): 

  • Hold the torch a few feet in front of your face and blow at it that direction. DO NOT BLOW IT AT SOMEONE ELSE OR ON TOP

Does Meditative Breathing Work???

Does Meditative Breathing Work???

Several weeks ago, I saw a television program that dealt with meditative breathing. As I watched the program I became more and more intrigued. The concept was to use meditative breathing to control the core body temperature while the participant was immersed in a bathtub full of ice. The result was amazing.

 

The participant was able to keep his core body temperature at a normal level while immersed in the ice. I figured that this was because he was accomplished at meditative breathing; however, the host of the program after a bit of training was able to accomplish the same feat.

 

This program started my thought process moving. If they can do it why shouldn’t I be able to? I began researching what meditative breathing involves and was surprised that it was so grossly simple. The basics are breathing and concentration. You merely concentrate on your breathing as you breathe.

 

Imagine your breath as it fills you lungs and as you exhale it. It sounds so simple, but in reality, is not so easy. My mind wanders often and must be brought back to the task at hand. After some practice I was able to keep my …

Basic Singing Techniques: Correct Breathing

A guide detailing the proper way to breathe for singing. Often described incorrectly; I hope this guide will help a new generation of young vocalists.

So if we are breathing into our lungs, why does our stomach push out? The reason for this is the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle below the lungs. When we breathe air into our lungs, they expand. Ideally, they should be expanding downwards which will press down on your diaphragm and push out your stomach. Don’t worry, this won’t hurt. In fact, you’ve done it naturally all of your life.

A good way to notice this feeling occurring in your body is to lay flat on the floor and breathe in gently whilst resting a hand on your stomach. Do you notice it raise and lower? Another way to indirectly notice this is to observe a baby whilst they are asleep. Their stomachs move up and down with their breathing. N’awwww!

Expanding the chest

Or more accurately, the rib cage. To ensure the correct passage of air flow the ribs must be expanded at all times. This will also give you’re singing more resonance and power. How do we do this? Firstly, stand up …

Singing with Confidence: Breathing Steadily on Stage!

Why does breathing make a difference in the way you sound when you sing?  First, you cannot produce sound without air.  It’s humanly impossible. When you speak, even one word or sound, it is because air strikes the vocal bands (folds) which causes them to vibrate. With vibration, sound is produced.

When we speak, we “let go” of the word quickly which doesn’t require a lot of air.  So, just by inhaling and exhaling, using the upper chest cavity, we can carry on a conversation. No big deal. And it is so easy, we seldom ever think about breath at all.

However, when we sing, the very act of singing requires the word to be held (sustained), which demands more air. As hard as we try, breathing for speech, will not supply us with enough air for singing.  As a result, we run out of air too soon, fail to project our singing, find that we can’t reach the high notes and even may strain our voice.

 

 

 

Our tone (singing sound) suffers the most when there is not enough air for the tone to “ride on”.  Air, is what supports the tone. It acts as a cushion for singing.  …

Benefits of Deep Breathing

 

Benefits of Deep Breathing

In daily life, the process of breathing goes on naturally and automatically. We are mostly unaware of our breathing until a problem comes along. Every organism and every process in the body requires oxygen to sustain its life and activities. There is a great amount of medicinal value to our breathing, if only we can become aware of it and take care of it.

The best way to do this is to become totally and keenly aware of our natural breathing cycle. This awareness helps us to inhale larger amounts of air and oxygen. Such an inhalation process also enables us to exhale the air intake, slowly and gradually .This process of the real awareness of our breath, its slow and gradual inhalation and exhalation is called deep breathing.

 

 

Deep breathing has several benefits in maintaining good health. Some of these are

  1. It gives more energy,
  2. Reduces fatigue and stress of the body and mind,
  3. Reduces chest pain caused by muscular stresses and strains,
  4. Reduces the intensity in suffering from chronic illnesses such as Asthma and Bronchitis,
  5. Help in reducing the intake of prescription drugs and medicines,
  6. Accelerates the process of eliminating impurities from the body,
  7. Improves

Deepak Chopra’s Everyday Deep Breathing

Presented the crazy-busy lives brimming with activities, gadgets, and game titles (Angry Chickens, much? ), it’s no surprise we’re most wanting somewhat solace. And what much better approach to drop the actual frenetic tempo and substitute that with a calming one as compared to via deep breathing?

 

Apart from a variety of wholesome reasons for you to meditate just like decreasing anxiety and tension, improving brainpower, and controlling pain, deep breathing can just cause you to be think tranquil and more centered. Regular deep breathing can help reduce blood vessels pressure approximately very similar to including another hypertension medicine for a remedy, based on the University or college regarding Kentucky examination regarding being unfaithful studies. And deep breathing can help conquer craving for food as well: An Indy University or college examiner observed that will doing deep breathing workouts served minimize bingeing attacks the type of with a overeat eating dysfunction.

 

 

 

“Initially people on this nation resorted for you to deep breathing since it has been an antidote for you to tension, ” based on mind-body master Deepak Chopra, MARYLAND, founder with the Chopra Core regarding Wellbeing inside Carlsbad, Calif. “It still is, although over time …

Breathing Exercise in Yoga -an Overview

Yoga is a Sanskrit word, which is meant for certain meditative practices. There are various forms of yoga. In India yoga is being practiced from very ancient period(Right from Veda period-2500 BC).

The following are some of the ancient forms of yoga that has been practiced since the past 1000 years.

  1. Pathanjali Yoga
  2. Hata Yoga
  3. Bakthi Yoga
  4. Karma Yoga
  5. Gnana Yoga

and many more.

Learning yoga is not so easy. It is an art to practice. You need a guru or a teacher to learn yoga and practice the yoga in the right way with his guidance. I would not recommend any CD formats or any audio-visual media that teaches yoga.

 

Yoga can only be taught by the right teacher in the right manner.

Practising yoga will definitely increase your life and you will feel fresh and never become tired. There are many religions that follow yoga in various forms. In India yoga is being followed majority of Hindus then Buddhists, then Jain.

“Bagavt Gita”, a sacred book of Hindus teaches and explains Bakthi Yoga (Yoga of Bakthi through which you can attain eternity), Karma Yoga, the art of attaining eternity through your karma (Work), Gnana Yoga, attaining eternity …

Try These Breathing Exercises Minus The Effort

It is a duty for us to take a break occasionally. So I decided to give summer vacation a month and give it different to melt the stress. This October, I will share with you the simple relaxation techniques and exercises to restore balance in your file. Well, first, let’s start with breathing. Yes, deep breathing exercises to be more precise. In fact, one of the relaxation techniques that could be a self-taught. Admitting that – sometimes they are not even aware, but they tend to feel uncomfortable or worried, we are holding our breath.

So how in his deep breathing exercises? First, good posture is a necessity. Remember not to rest, since strains of the muscles of the back and neck. If you force yourself not to arch your back. They start breathing through your mouth and place your hands on your abdomen. Now, inhale slowly through your nose slowly distancing his hands on his abdomen. The technology is here — if you keep your stomach, it is easier to hold your breath. Hold your breath for 5 or more figures — what you can handle.

Slowly exhale through your mouth, your hands now back in the contract as …

Secrets of the Sun Salutation: Surya Namaskar naturally co-ordinates with normal breath cycles.

Since yoga is so much taken up with breathing, it might seem very obvious, but it can take years for beginners to realize that the essential exercise series called Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) can be perfectly co-ordinated with normal inward and outward cycling of the breath.

Part of the essence of Hatha yoga is to coordinate each movement with controlled breathing. Good breathing can deepen stretches without straining the muscles. It can awaken the body to the demands of more challenging postures, and it can assist the body to relax in resting postures. It can even help the body to cleanse and purify itself.

Normally, in yoga, whenever the body bends forward or twists sideways and the abdomen and chest are compressed, the breath is exhaled. When the body straightens and lengthens, or when the back is bent backwards so the chest opens up, the breath is inhaled.

Surya Namaskar is a series of postures that seamlessly flow from one into another, beginning while standing in prayer position with the hands meeting in front of the heart. In the first movement, the arms are extended upwards, until the whole body is lengthened and the back arches back slightly with the …

Breathing Exercises to Help Asthmatics

What is Asthma?

 

Asthma, pronounced Azma, is a lung disease associated with difficulty in breathing. This is because of inflammation and constriction of the airways to lungs, which makes it difficult to breath. The onset of this condition is usually, sudden and the sufferer generally is left gasping for breath. That is why onset of Asthmatic symptoms is called an Attack.

 

Symptoms

The symptoms of this condition are wheezing, constriction of the chest, shallow breathing and coughing. Coughing may be accompanied by expulsion of phlegm (thick, stringy mucous).

 

Causes of asthma

Asthma can be caused by:

  1. Genetic factors as this condition is hereditary.
  2. Allergy. Persons allergic to certain substances or smells are likely to have an attack.
  3. Panic.
  4. Pollution.
  5. Lifestyle. (Smoking etc.)

Anyone can get asthma and since this disease is long-term or chronic in nature, it has to be managed carefully. Thankfully, there is effective medication available however as we know, long-term medication has its own problems.

Yoga breathing exercises can be practised as a supplemental therapy. Regular practice can help reduce the frequency of attacks. This should be the aim.

 

How do breathing exercises help?

Firstly, lets consider how a person breathes. The diaphragm …