breatharian noun [C]
UK /breθ.ˈeə.ri.ən/ US /breθ.ˈer.i.ən/
someone who believes that by doing a special type of breathing exercise they can get all the nutrients they need from air and do not have to eat solid food
Audra Bear identifies as a breatharian and claims she fasts for up to 97 days because food gets in the way of her enjoyment of life. Despite the dangers and lack of any scientific backing whatsoever that it works, Audra, 25, insists that it is good for her. She has tried various diets over the years including being a vegan then a raw vegan for four years before taking on so-called pranic living and breatharianism.
[Metro, 28 June 2019]
TRE noun [plural]
abbreviation for tension and trauma releasing exercises: a relaxation technique that encourages the muscles in your body to shake and get rid of the tension in your body caused by stress
TRE was originally developed to help people affected by war in the Middle East and north Africa. It has been used to aid earthquake survivors in China and returning soldiers in the US. Now workshops that teach the process are popping up all over the world, from South Africa to Stockholm.
[The Times, 17 August 2019]
ear seeds noun [plural]
UK /ˈɪə.siːdz/ US /ˈɪr.siːdz/
very small balls made of silver or gold that are stuck on to different parts of the ear and are said to treat various illnesses and to encourage relaxation and well-being
Rooted in the world of acupuncture … ear seeds involve no pin pricks or clinics. Instead, the tiny seeds can be planted at home and are claimed to help with issues from stress to jet lag, while boosting your mood and instilling a sense of calm.
[Evening Standard, 8 July 2019]