Why I Do What I Do Part Three…..Breath Work

The breath is the foundation of absolutely everything in the body and the diaphragm is the foundation of the breath so I guess the diaphragm is the foundation of everything.  Everyone knows what the diaphragm is right?  It’s the big muscle in your belly that controls breathing.  It’s kinda shocking how common it is for people to breathe the wrong way and NOT use their diaphragm.  Doing diaphragmatic breathing exercises helps everything.  Everything.  There is nothing it can’t help.  You want your muscles to work better?  Breathe well and get more oxygen to them.  You want your brain to work better?  Breathe well and get more oxygen to it.  You want your joints to work better?  Breathe well and get more oxygen to them.  You want cleaner, more efficient blood?  Breathe well and get more oxygen to it.  You want your skin to look better?  Breathe well and get more oxygen to it.  You want your nervous system to work better?  Breathe well and get more oxygen to it.  If I hadn’t been doing the breath work that I do for the last 2 years and doing all this breath work, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  My disabilities wouldn’t be invisible, they’d be very very visible.

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Categories: Brain stuff, Health, Recovery, Rehab, Stroke stuff

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11 replies

  1. My diaphragm was one of the muscles FUBARed with my stroke. I’m still trying to rebuild the strength in it. Controlled deep breathing exercises and yoga are a plus.

      • My husband the pulmonologist says that unless you have had a brainstem stroke or cervical spinal cord injury, your diaphragm should not be affected.

        • Julia,
          No, I didn’t have either of those and yet my diaphragm was affected. I’m not ignoring your husband’s expertise. My hubby has a terrific pulmonologist too. In fact all my **ologists just shake their heads when it comes to my body’s reaction to events. It shouldn’t happen but it does and they are left scratching their heads. Must be all those irradiated gene mutations from Nagasaki.

          All I know is it is and dealing with it.

  2. Breathing is good, keeps you alive

  3. Loving the breathing exercises I’m doing. Starting to teach Zack some, too.

  4. I do mindful awareness meditation and that provides concentration on breath for a few minutes at least. Blows my mind, love it. I’ve always thought of yoga for flexibility. But looking at that website, how’s that even possible for the stroke-impaired? rocking back and forth, butt thrust up, Great Caesar’s Ghost, that stuff looks tough! I also have chunky issues. Think samoan-hawaiian without the fat (had that, lost it on the hemorrhagic stroke diet–great diet by the way) but nothing but chunk. Flexible as a rock. Can I still do yoga?

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