Breathing Correctly – the benefits
Shallow breathing through the chest means you are disrupting the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide necessary to be in a relaxed state. This type of breathing will perpetuate the symptoms of anxiety.
As we grow older many of us change our pattern of breathing and start breathing through our chest. This can be the result of a number of factors such as the pressure on women to have a flat tummy, certain fashions, poor posture, and of course anxiety.
When using the CBRT Disks®, we learn a breathing technique called Diaphragmatic Breathing (stomach breathing). We automatically breathe this way when we are born.
Diaphragmatic breathing uses the diaphragm muscle (a strong dome shaped muscle) located under our ribs and above our stomach.
When we breathe in, we push the muscle down, and our tummy moves forward.
When we breathe out, the diaphragmatic muscle moves back to resting position and our tummy moves back in. There is little or no upper chest movement.