Top tips for a healthy free-flowing breath
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Make sure your inhale travels firstly right down to your lower belly
From there, feel the whole of your respiratory system in action, so you can feel movement right up to your collar bone. Make sure you have a diaphragmatic breath. That means you use your diaphragm, which is your primary breathing muscle, not your chest muscles which are your secondary breathing muscles. (Asthmatics can tend to be chest breathers.)
Relax your jaw
Many people have so much tension in their jaw that it impedes their breathing. (Do you grind your teeth at night?) EXERCISEMassage your jaw as you open and close your mouth wide. Feel the tension and observe the painful areas, relaxing them as you massage.
Let go of any control on your exhale
You don’t need to control your breath. For example, observe how a baby breathes.