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Carla Melucci Ardito
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Carla Melucci Ardito helps people to understand the path of the breath through the body and how their skeletal alignment plays a part in unencumbered respiration. She teaches a breathing workshop at The Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and has created the application BREATHING LESSONS for the iPhone, iPad and iPod to guide people through the basic principles that comprise healthy breathing patterns. Carla can also be heard from time to time on the Sirius radio program 'Doctor Radio', broadcast from NYU Langone Medical Center.
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Entries by Carla Melucci Ardito

3 Tensions Hiding in Your Body

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 2:36 PM


Check for these three subtle tensions that cause shallow breathing and learn how to let go of them with these three effective tips.


I don't mean to be rude; it's just that your butt muscles were not intended...

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The Emotional Brain

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 6:34 PM


I recently saw two people bump into each other. One person knocked into the other as they passed on the sidewalk. The person who was not paying attention immediately started to apologize profusely; but it was obvious the moment their bodies made contact,...

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It's a Balancing Act

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 10:50 AM


The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's not that simple. We can't assume that one is right-brain dominant because they might prefer to paint...

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Breathing, Manual Therapy and Breast Cancer Recovery

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 1:41 PM


It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay, of Thrive Physical Therapy, and I have come together once again to send out an important message about breast...

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Breathing in a Healing Relationship

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2013 | 11:04 AM


"A healer/client relationship is just that, a relationship; a partnership at best, and like all relationships its success is the responsibility of both parties." Those are the words of Dr. Alexes Hazen.

Those words got me thinking. As a yoga teacher,...

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Breathing Right Down to Our Bones

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 11:29 AM


My colleagues Dr. Alexes Hazen, Tamar Amitay, MSPT, and I recently found ourselves emerged in a discussion about bones. Our bones are fascinating on many levels, and we, the doctor, physical therapist and yoga teacher, would like...

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Breathing Tips: Sitting at Your Desk

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 2:44 PM

Did you know that the way you sit has a lot to do with the way you breathe? Over the years, I have spent a great deal of time teaching my students about the relationship between their posture and their breathing. Our posture and our breathing affect each other, and...

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Breathing Tips: Lower Back Relief

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 7:18 PM

One day, early in my teaching career, a woman came to class complaining of lower back pain. She said that the discomfort was either from running (her chosen form of exercise) or from picking up and carrying her 2-year-old son.

I asked, "Have you tried breathing into your lower...

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Breathing Tips: Learn How to Exhale

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 9:50 AM

"Learn how to exhale" has always been my No. 1 tip as a breathing instructor. In the practice of deep breathing, your inhalation can only be as good as your exhalation. Extending exhalations for as long as you comfortably can and learning what muscles are involved is a great way...

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The Basics of Good Breathing

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 5:19 PM

There are a few key factors that determine one's ability to successfully practice deep breathing. A few key pointers can give people the awareness they need so that they may utilize the gift of breath to restore and enhance the body's balance, freedom and health.

We all need to practice...

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