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Relaxed Breathing from the diaphragm
Posted by Robert Redfern on 19 August 2012 11:11 AM

 

These exercises are critical for everyone with poor health. Especially those with Lung, Heart and Arterial Problems.

Relaxed Breathing from the diaphragm

Try this on your back to start and anywhere one you have had practice. Feel the oxygen flood through to your muscles after a few mins of this exercise. 
  • Diaphragm breathing exercises means only breathing in and out from the belly.
  • Hold your tongue against the roof of your mouth and breathe through your nose.
  1. Put a finger on your belly button.
  2. In-breath into the belly expands the belly and pushes your finger out.
  3. Hold for the count of 4 and slowly breath out to the count of 7 while your finger pushes your belly button in and under your rib cage. Then let go.
  4. Repeat 1-4
  • When you expand your belly the diaphragm is pulled down and this sucks air down into the lungs and when you pull your belly in and back under the rib cage you squeeze all of the bad air back out of the lungs. This is a good video to understand this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp-gCvW8PRY&feature=related
  • Repeat the exercises every hour until they become part of your 24/7 life.

You can start by lying on your back if you find it easier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3k_-mciE6o&feature=related or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkUz0s8x7I4&feature=related

Going for a 15-45min moderately fast walk near water or parkland  is a good goal to aim for Diaphragm Breathing exercises once you have mastered the technique

See other YouTube Videos for alternate explanations Search on - diaphragm breathing exercises

1.
This one is in 5 parts and is great http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWD-yD-GMko search on With Every Breath You Take part 1 and then part 2, 3 and so on.
2.
This one is good as it includes an exercise to strengthen the core muscles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI1sXbNmNNU

Take very good care
Robert Redfern
Your Personal Coach

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