Abdominal Breathing – basic for all types of breathing
Abdominal breathing is the most important part of our lectures. Exercise described here is base for other breathing and everybody should know how to do this. You should feel the difference between a few types of breathing.
Let’s describe subdominal breathing. This kind of breathing is very important. In a stressed situation your breath starts to be more flat. Your body is preparing for stress; but problems begin when you are in a calm state and still breathe to thorax and clavicles. Your body still thinks there is a problem which needs to be solved and maintain in the stress state. Main disadvantage of clavicular breathing is poor oxygenation of lungs. If you breathe subdominally, you are doing it unconsciously. And if you are not the lucky one who is mostly in a relaxed state, you should practice to “develop” abdominal breathing.
Newborns are breathing abdominal way. Watch babies sleeping. Their bellies are moving up and down. I really am not sure why we lost this ability. Why we are not able to breath like this; but if we are happy, our breath improves to the deep one. But what we can do is to practice this kind of breathing.
- Sit down. You can sit on chair, or on the ground. It is good to sit in a comfortable and also straight position. Comfort is good for your relax state and straight position is important to stretch-out the lungs.
- Relax as much as possible. Do not forget to stay in the straight state.
- Inhale through the nose slowly into your lower part of lungs. Your abdomen is distended.
- Exhale through the mouth forcefully. Lower part of abdomen is pulled back.
In the next articles I will show you how to use breathing techniques in the unexpected.