Correct breathing techniques are beneficial for relaxation and good health…
When overcoming high levels of anxiety, it is important to learn the techniques of correct breathing.
Many people who live with high levels of anxiety are known to breathe through their chest.
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 stomach, certain fashions, poor posture, and of course anxiety.
When using the Colour Breathing 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 stomach area moves forward.
When we breathe out, the diaphragmatic muscle moves back to resting position and our stomach moves back in. There is little or no upper chest movement.