"Breath in Action" confirms the importance of breath as central to all vocal communication. Bringing together experts on voice and breath from a variety of backgrounds, the book provides a wealth of information on the art of breath and vocal communication. New strategies for teaching breath, new paths of integration from various other disciplines and the latest in medical information are all brought together in this comprehensive, user-friendly volume. Divided into five sections, the book considers the use of breath in a range of contexts: Breath in the Body; Breath Across Cultures; Breath in Training; Breath in Movement; and Breath and the Mind. It offers an up- to- date perspective on how breath is taught in order to achieve better results in a performance context, and how it is conceptualised in order to add greater meaning and generate greater understanding of all human communication. Combining theory with practice, many of the chapters contain clearly laid out practical exercises on breathing techniques from various disciplines. Interdisciplinary in its focus, "Breath in Action" adds to specialist knowledge in the performance field, whilst also offering enlightening information for those interested in therapeutic and healing processes, movement, and voice and speech sciences.