Breathing calmly in hospital yoga practice

Life of Breath researcher Krzysztof Bierski writes… We are sitting together on a hospital bed. You have your legs crossed…

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Breathing through oxygen technology in Uruguay and South Africa (Wainwright, 2018)

Life of Breath collaborator Dr. Megan Wainwright introduces her new paper “Exploring ambivalent human-oxygen technology-world relations through the lens of Postphenomenlogy”…

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Phenomenology’s contribution to health and illness

A new book on phenomenology and illness entitled Existential Medicine: Essays on Health and Illness is now out, with a chapter by…

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Invisible Suffering: The Experience of Breathlessness (Carel, 2018)

In this book chapter in the volume Atmospheres of Breathing, Prof Carel considers breathlessness from a phenomenological perspective, reframing it…

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Exploring the logic of respiration

Music & Mindful Yoga Therapist Kate Binnie joined Life of Breath as a researcher in January 2018. She writes: I…

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The Restricto-Box: Research without Borders

Life of Breath PhD student Tina Williams writes: The 2017 Research Without Borders Festival showcase exhibition ran at Bristol’s Colston…

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The uses and abuses of air (1)

The header shows Ascent of Lunardi’s Balloon from St George’s Fields, London, 1788-90 by J. C. Ibbetson, which will be…

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Breathless in Bristol (3)

Please note that audio files of all the talks given at this conference will be available shortly. Life of Breath…

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A phenomenology of illness, part 2

Following on from part 1, Life of Breath PI Havi Carel writes: What is breathlessness? This is a seemingly simple…

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A phenomenology of illness

Life of Breath PI Havi Carel writes: The experience of illness is a universal and substantial part of human existence….

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Metaphysics and heavy breathing (or Tippett’s Fourth Symphony)

How can art (in this case, music) illuminate human experience? Here project collaborator Toby Young contemplates Tippett’s Symphony No. 4 (1977), a ‘birth…

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The philosophical role of illness – and how it can teach us to live reflectively

Principle Investigator on the Life of Breath and professor of philosophy Havi Carel will be giving her inaugural lecture on ‘The…

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With bated breath: diagnosis of respiratory illness

In this essay, senior investigator Havi Carel recounts her experience of being diagnosed with a rare respiratory condition as a…

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Breathless in Bristol (2)

PhD student on the Life of Breath project Tina Williams, writes about the recent Philosophy of Medicine conference, with help…

Way up high

Jess Farr-Cox (Project Manager, Bristol) writes: Our recent official launch of the project was in many ways a model of…

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Breathless in Oxford

Tina Williams, PhD student on the Life of Breath, writes: On the 27th & 28th March, the Oxford Phenomenology Network…

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Bristol Life of Breath Launch Event

The Life of Breath team and guests gathered at Royal Fort House on 14 May 2015 to launch the project…

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‘An ongoing presence’

Newly-appointed PhD student on the Life of Breath project Tina Williams writes: The patient experiences her illness from within, as…

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