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The Benefits of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Diaphragmatic breathing is a type of breathing that involves using your diaphragm, a large muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen, to breathe deeply. Diaphragmatic breathing is often called "belly breathing" because your abdomen should rise and fall as you breathe. When you breathe diaphragmatically, you are using your lungs to their full capacity, which can provide a number of health benefits.

Belly breathing is so important to our well being because it provides us with a stable core to allow our muscles and joints to move

Health benefits of diaphragmatic breathing

▪ Reduces stress and anxiety

▪ Improves sleep

▪ Reduces pain

▪ Improves athletic performance

▪ Improves digestion

▪ Increases energy levels

Here are the steps on how to do diaphragmatic breathing:

1. Find a comfortable position where you can sit or lie down with your spine straight.

2. Place one hand on your chest and the other hand on your abdomen.

3. As you inhale, slowly breathe in through your nose, feeling your abdomen rise and your chest remain still.

4. As you exhale, slowly breathe out through your mouth, feeling your abdomen fall and your chest remain still.

5. Continue breathing diaphragmatically for 5-10 minutes.

Diaphragmatic breathing is a simple but effective way to improve your health and well-being. If you are new to diaphragmatic breathing, don’t fret, it is more challenging than it seems.

If you struggle with heavy breathing, low back pain, neck pain, or fatigue, let us help you master diaphragmatic breathing. Such a simple change to your lifestyle can make a huge image on your muscles, fatigue, and energy levels. Give us a call today at (615)-900-5187 or schedule an appointment on our website

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