Breathing, it's necessary for life and yep, if you're reading this then it's a given you're breathing. BUT, are you breathing for optimal health?
Are you a chest breather or a belly breather?
And what is diaphragmatic breathing?
Diaphragm breathing or abdominal breathing is a breathing exercise and technique that promotes deep breathing using your main breathing muscle- your diaphragm.
5 Overall Health Benefits of Diaphragmatic Breathing
Improve circulating oxygen levels
Reduce fatigue with exercise
Decrease blood pressure
Reduce stress and anxiety (very handy when settling your baby or managing your toddlers' behaviour)
Improve core deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscle function
Michelle Kenway - Physiotherapist explains the importance of correct breathing for pelvic health:
"How you breathe can impact upon your pelvic floor and effect your overall health and well being. Learning how to do diaphragmatic breathing exercises is simple and can be readily incorporated into your everyday life."
What is diaphragmatic breathing?
Benefits of diaphragmatic breathing exercises for your health
How diaphragmatic breathing exercises can help your pelvic floor
Step by step diaphragmatic breathing exercise technique
AND while you're at it, take the time to do your Pelvic floor exercises by learning 'the knack' of kegels.
We discuss and practice breathing techniques at Mums Intensive Core and Pelvic Floor Restore Program