If you have shortness of breath, fatigue easily just going for a short walk, or have back pain…practice DECOMPRESSION BREATHING.
Most adults spend the day doing very shallow breathing. I know, it’s something we just do not think about. Now, that I have brought it to your attention…
Oxygen, is the most healing element available. All of us have access to it, yet we do not make the most of it. Oxygen heals!
Oxygen heals injured tissue, oxygen goes to every cell in our body in order to replenish, so those cells can do their respective jobs. Oxygen, helps us deal with stressful situations. Oxygen helps our immune system fight bad bacteria in our body. Oxygen just makes us feel better. Just going outside and taking a big deep breath “feels good”!
Why don’t we spend more time breathing better? I guess the same reason we don’t exercise or eat a better diet…we just don’t.
Let’s see if we can change that starting today.
Stand nice and tall…weight back over the heels, navel gently pulled back towards the spine, shoulder blades gently pulled down and together with the chest opened up, chin tucked to chest(to elongate the neck).
Breathe in thru the nose raising the ribcage…as you let the air out thru the mouth try to maintain the elevation of the ribcage. Try it again.
Get into posture…weight over heels, navel gently in, open chest with shoulder blades down and together, chin tucked towards chest….
Breathe in thru the nose, elevating chest and keeping the posture…let the air out thru the mouth while maintaining the ribcage elevation and the posture.
This exercise will take practice…lots of practice…and you will be greatly rewarded with the benefits oxygen provide.
Please visit you tube or Foundation Training.com to see video’s of decompression breathing and other exercise.
Learn to master this technique. It comes in handy when back muscles tighten up, kids get on your nerves, you have a deadline to meet or you just need to take a 5 minute break and regroup.