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Diaphragmatic Breathing Demonstration from Michigan Medicine

Diaphragmatic Breathing Demonstration from Michigan Medicine


– Now we’ll do a demonstration
of diaphragmatic breathing. What I’d first like you
to do is put one hand on your chest and one
hand on your stomach, and we’re gonna take three deep breaths, just normal deep breaths. Good, and did you feel
that top hand really moving as you breathe, and when we’re stressed, that tends to be the type of breathing that we engage in is that chest breathing, where the shoulders rise and fall, and there’s some tension there. So when we do diaphragmatic breathing, we’re gonna push that breath
down lower into the stomach, and instead of that chest moving, it’s gonna remain nice and steady, while your lower hand rises and falls with your inhale and exhale. So as we take a breath in and out, you’re gonna breathe in through your nose and then out through your mouth, slowing that breathing down and letting that air fill your belly as it goes down through the
chest and expanding the belly, and then as you exhale completely, your belly’s gonna let go of all that air and completely exhale out, and your breath in will
be about four seconds, and your exhale would be a
little bit longer at six seconds. So we’re gonna practice, and we’ll do about three
breaths with me guiding you, and I’ll say inhale, two, three, four, exhale, two, three, four, five, six. That exhale is a little
bit longer than the inhale so that we’re getting
all of that byproduct of our breathing out. The inhale will be nice and steady and a nice steady exhale, okay. So you can close your
eyes and get comfortable, and when you’re ready, we’ll
take that first inhale, breathing in through your nose. Inhale, two, three, four, exhale through the mouth,
two, three, four, five, six. Inhale, two, three, four, exhale, two, three, four, five, six. Inhale, two, three, four, exhale, two, three, four, five, six, and I’d just like you to fall into a steady pattern of breathing, continuing to breathe deeply, filling the belly, exhaling out completely. You may envision that there’s a balloon that fills as you breathe in, and then as you exhale out, all of the air from the
balloon is released. Breathing in through your nose
and out through your mouth, maybe beginning to feel
your shoulders relax. Your jaw relaxes, too, and even your stomach begins
to feel more comfortable. Nice, heavy limbs and warm
relaxation circulating throughout the body. Just continue to breathe in
a rhythm that’s comfortable. Good.

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