Your diaphragm measures mere millimeters in thickness, but it has sweeping influence over bodily systems that can ultimately dictate your long-term health and well-being, and therefore CHANGE YOUR LIFE. If you’re having any kind of health problem, you may want to start with your diaphragm – which is located just below your lungs. In particular, you should focus on your quality of breathing (Diaphragmic Breathing).
Diaphragmic Breathing can affect pain perception, digestion problems, poor circulation, sleep apnea, heightened anxiety, and poor posture. Because your posture is the most visible indication of imbalances in the body, it is usually the focus. But as you will learn, you will gain much more than a better posture from proper breathing skills.
Healthline.com notes that proper breathing from your diaphragm can affect even how straight you stand or sit. Many people breathe from the chest, which uses “secondary” muscles in the neck and collarbone. “When this breathing pattern is accompanied by poor posture, many muscles in your upper body lose their ability to properly function.” Tight “accessory” muscles around the chest can cause your shoulder to be rounded forward and your neck to stick out from the strain, it adds. This leads to a weakened back, which is important in helping maintain a proper posture. In short, learning proper breathing from the diaphragm can help you restore a straighter back.
If you are interested in changing not only your posture but your overall well-being, please join me at my next Release PLUS class on Monday, September 30th from 5 to 6 pm, where we will learn how to breathe properly while releasing all the fascia surrounding your diaphragm. It will be LIFE CHANGING!! Learn more and sign up below!
Myofascial Release PLUS Class
Monday, September 30
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
at Pathways of Light in Delafield
Leave feeling relaxed and recharged with improved posture, breathing & pain-free movement. Perform and learn self-treatment techniques to empower yourself with skills for releasing stubborn pain & stiffness. We’ll utilize various therapeutic tools & specialized stretching techniques to gently release myofascial restrictions throughout the body.
Please dress comfortable and BYO yoga mat - see you there!
Taught by Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT; a highly specialized John F. Barnes Myofascial Release therapist from Balance Within - Integrative Physical Therapy.