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A World of Sighs
Sun 13 August @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm£10.00 - £12.00
13 August 2017, Edinburgh
FROM POETRY TO PRAYER
Seen historically as a way of maintaining a healthy body and mind through the expelling of melancholy, sighing is now fertile ground for psychologists to assess a person’s emotional state. For a history of the sigh, from poetry to prayer and health to ecstasy, join Pakistan-born poet Imtiaz Dharker, Dr Naya Tsentourou, who has studied the relationship between emotion and breath in the Renaissance, and Prof Corinne Saunders from Life of Breath, Durham University.
Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Taking the Air series.