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  • Proper Breathing

    Janice Stieber Rous
    Body Dialogue
    Yoga, Chi Gong, Alexander Technique Instructor


    Janice Stieber Rous is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has a master’s degree from Bank St. College in museum leadership, education, and administration. She started dancing at five years of age in Long Island and studied in New York City at the Martha Graham School until she was 21 years old. She graduated from the American Center of the Alexander Technique in New York City in 1981. Since then, she has taught the Alexander Technique in New York City and worked in universities in Europe and Israel. In 1995, she created Body Dialogue in order to integrate her knowledge of movement and dance, Alexander Technique, and Stough Breathing Coordination into a protocol. In 2003, she graduated from the Body Soul Rhythms Leadership Program. This is a program of the Marion Woodman Foundation taught by Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton. She is currently on the faculty of shine on yoga in orlando, Fl.


    Video Intro:

    Proper breathing may be the most vital component for overall health. Janice shows us how breathing coordination affects everything we do and demonstrates some techniques that will help us live more vitally.  Press play, engage and enjoy!

    Health Through Proper Breathing from Joshua Snyder on Vimeo.

    Interview Questions:

    1.    Explain the overall importance of proper breathing as it relates to  optimum health and vitality?

    2.    Why is it crucial to oxygenate the cells in the body?

    3.    What is diaphragmatic breathing and how can it help overall body function?

    4.    Tell us why posture is so important in order to breath correctly?

    5.    What are your sitz bones and why should they be your foundation during many breathing exercises?

    6.    Explain what proper posture looks like from the standing position?

    7.    Describe how the different voluntary and involuntary muscles work together to take a breath?

    8.    What are the primary differences in the body during an inhale vs. during an exhale?

    9.    Can you draw a visual of what it looks like to do a perfect inhale?


    10.  Would you also do the same for the perfect exhale?