It is very common for people to have a restricted, tight diaphragm muscle.

The reasons it becomes tight and dysfunctional are just as common: stress, pain, anxiety, shock and emotion upsets.

And yet the function of this muscle is vitally important for our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Besides the vital action of breath, its action stimulates our parasympathetic nervous system to encourage us to be calm, to rest and digest; it promotes a healthy expression of emotions, both of sadness and of joy; it is the driving force that tonifies our intrinsic core muscles; and it helps to open our backbend and twisting postures.

This is an effective easy way to check the state of your diaphragm muscle and to release it. Afterwards you will breathe a lot easier!

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