[Get Solution] Diaphragmatic Breathing
For this exercise practice diaphragmatic breathing for 5 to 10 minutes. Find a quiet spot in your home to sit or lie down for this exercise. When you are finished with the exercise, answer the questions below. Here’s how to perform diaphragmatic breathing: – Lie on your back on a flat surface (or in bed) with your knees bent. You can use a pillow under your head and your knees for support, if that’s more comfortable. You can also practice this sitting in a chair, with your knees bent and your shoulders, head, and neck relaxed. – Place one hand on your upper chest and the other on your belly, just below your rib cage. (Very important when learning how to perform diaphragmatic breathing!) – Breathe in slowly through your nose, letting the air in deeply, towards your lower belly. The hand on your chest should remain still, while the one on your belly should rise. – Tighten your abdominal muscles and let them fall inward as you exhale through pursed lips. The hand on your belly should move down to its original position. – Practice for 5 to 10 minutes. 1. How does diaphragmatic breathing compare to regular or normal breathing? 2. How did you feel following your diaphragmatic breathing practice? 3. Would you do this again? When?