Carola Speads, who studied and taught for many years with the pioneering movement teacher Elsa Gindler, shows us how the quality of our breathing determines the quality of our lives. Her flexible program of gentle exercises maximizes the benefits of breathing for people of all ages. Once learned, these exercises take only a few minutes each day. Their regular practice brings improved health, psychlogical well-being, energy, and creativity. Whether we use our breath consciously in professions such as the performing arts, teaching, or heavy physical labor, or whether we would simply like to learn basic techniques to alleviate the pressures of stressful living, Ways to Better Breathing offers powerful methods for bringing more vitality and fulfillment into our lives.
Born in Germany, Carola Speads began her professional career at the Anna Herman School of Physical Training and Movement in Berlin, where she later opened up her own school. Since 1940, Ms. Speads has offered group and individual instruction in New York City and given workshops across the United States and Europe.