Back Pain Relief Tip: What Is The Correct Way To Breathe?

deep_breath1.jpgBreathing is obviously a vital part of our lives, and most people do not give it a second thought. However, what many people may not realize is that they are not breathing in the best and proper way. And the way you breathe can have a big effect on your back pain!

It is a cultural phenomenon that people are often holding their stomachs in and keeping those muscles tight. This forces them to breathe from their chest and rib cage, which can actually make back pain worse. If, when you inhale, your upper chest or shoulders are moving up and down, then you are most likely breathing wrong. This week's back pain relief tip is about the proper way to breathe: by breathing from your stomach!

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Breathing from your stomach instead of your chest can help relieve back pain. By doing this, you are taking deeper breaths, which can have a calming effect and reduce stress. Plus, unclenching those muscles in the stomach that you often times do not even realize you are clenching can also help. The tip itself is simple: just breathe so that your stomach moves in and out instead of your chest! Repeating this exercise will teach your body how to breathe properly.

This video will help show you how to breathe correctly:


By doing this simple technique, you can reduce your stress and your back pain!

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