Improving the way you breathe is such a simple back care solution that you can easily miss it.
When someone comes to see me with low back discomfort, breathing is where we always begin.
And when it comes to breathing, the diaphragm is your primary breathing muscle, and it’s in charge of many vital movements that happen inside your body.
These vital movements might not be visible to the naked eye but are essential for your overall well-being, especially your spine.
When you breathe, your diaphragm moves to:
- massage your heart, lungs, and internal organs
- keep your spine hydrated, supple, and flexible
- fuel your body with oxygen
- transport nutrients to all of your soft tissues
I never cease to be amazed by all the intricate and invisible activities going on inside our bodies as we casually go about our daily business.
And, I know, I know, it sounds corny and cliche, but I’m going to say it anyway because it’s also true! Improving how you breathe is a powerful way to help yourself because it’s something you can do on your own to feel better.
So, on that note, today’s video is the first of three centered around breathing, and this one’s all about taking a long breath versus a deep breath.
After you check it out, I’d love to know how it goes and what you discover. Make sure and tell me in the comments below.
With a long breath and a supple spine,
P.S. My diaphragm hasn’t been the only thing working behind the scenes over here; I’ve been working on a new course all about the core. It’s just about ready for you, so stay tuned, and I’ll keep you posted on the details!