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BREATHE! by @guerrillazen
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Breath is critical to life.
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You can live a few weeks without food.
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You can live a few days without water.
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You can only live a few moments without air.
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Additionally, most people breathe all wrong.
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Most people are mouth breathers and if they are not breathing through their mouths they are still breathing wrong.
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How can someone breathe wrong you ask?
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Well by NOT using the main respiratory muscle called the diaphragm.
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If you are not using this muscle to breathe then you are likely relying on secondary breathing muscles like the chest, neck, and upper trap musculature.
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Breathing this way will cause anxiety, fight or flight response, forward head posture, and a lot of other things.
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This drill I’m showing you today in video above is one I shared on youtube a while back.
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This will teach your body how to breathe properly using the diaphragm.
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In time (if this is practiced enough) you will hardwire it into your neurology and it will become your default way of breathing.
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Basically, lay on your back with one hand on the belly and one on the chest.
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Breathe in thru the nose and make sure that the first 2/3 of the breath goes into your lower abdomen and the last 1/3 goes into the chest.
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That’s pretty much all you have to do on repeat in order to learn to breathe this way.
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If you are finding it difficult to get the air into your belly then try visualizing it going down there during the inhalation.
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Additionally, try to consciously soften your core muscles and relax them. -
If they are really tight they can inhibit the diaphragm from functioning properly.
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That’s it. Do this every day for practice!
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*TAG SOMEONE BELOW IN THE COMMENTS TO SHARE THIS EXERCISE WITH THEM!*
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