Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Do You Slouch? Check this out!

Shalan Hill in a diaphragm release
to help relieve:
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Slouching
  • Mid-Back Pain
  • Foggy Head
1. Sit in a chair with arms with your back upright, (i.e.- not leaning into the chair)
2. Your feet should be hip width apart and flat on the floor with ankles straight down from knees.
3. Push elbows & forearms into the chair arms while taking 5-10 long, slow breaths and release.

This forces you to breath into your diaphragm which is your main breathing muscle.

Because you are holding down your shoulders, you cannot breathe shallowly into your upper chest. All the air is forced into your lower ribs where your diaphragm attaches. This stretches your diaphragm relieving tension around the low ribs all the way around your body (mid-back).

You get more oxygen to your brain to clear your head. A released diaphragm does not pull your ribcage forward and down and helps you sit up taller.

If you have any of the symptoms listed above, do this 2-3 times a day to help yourself feel better!

1 comment:

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