Deep Breathing Reduces Stress on the Shoulder

You probably won’t realise, but most people breath incorrectly. So how important is breathing? Well starve the brain of oxygen and in 6 minutes you’ll be dead. Breathing is crucial to our survival, yet most of us do it incorrectly.

Look at the way a baby breathes, and you will notice the stomach moving up and down as the diaphragm contracts and relaxes. Now look at an adult breath and you will notice in many cases the stomach doesn’t move, and the chest raises and drops indicating the chest and neck muscles working as breathing muscles.

Using the neck muscles places great stress on the neck and shoulders, and eventually leads to fatigue, muscle tightness, and pain.

Tim

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