Composing One’s Self

“Breathe in for four seconds, hold it for four seconds, then exhale for four seconds.”

– Papa Syuk (My former OBS teammate on calming your breath after a 5 mile jog.)

The John Hopkins School of Medicine states that normal respiration rates for an adult person at rest range from 12-16 breaths per minute.

Now breathing –

It doesn’t seem like something you would forget to do, so it becomes a shocking revelation after each reminder in Acting class breathing exercises and each well-meaning constant look from my class mates, that…

… I forget to breathe.

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My point is, if you want to learn how to compose yourself, take a moment right now.. and breathe.

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