Proper breathing is essential for good flexibility. Not to mention good health. But most people have no idea that they’re breathing the wrong way. Here’s what I mean…
Go ahead and take a big, deep breath in: As deep as you can.
Now let me guess… Your shoulders have risen; your chest has expanded; and your waist has shrunk a little.
Am I right?
This is the way most people breathe, but what if I told you… You’re breathing the wrong way!
Breathing with your chest is the WRONG way to breath: It puts strain on your neck and shoulder muscles, causes shallow breathing and doesn’t allow for the full expansion of your lungs.
So how should you be breathing? Take a look at the video below for an explanation of the right way to breathe…
Here are a few more examples of how to breathe properly…
Until next time, stay healthy, keep stretching and God bless.
The Stretch Coach
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