“Breathing is very often something that we don’t do well. The majority of us, unless we are trained musicians, singers or athletes, breathe in an inefficient way and fail to benefit fully from this most essential and natural of functions. Our habitual breathing is usually shallow “chest” breathing and employs a limited range of muscles confined to the thoracic cage, upper chest and, often as a result of tension, the muscles of the neck and upper shoulders.This can result in tension headaches and feelings of lethargy. By changing how you breath, it’s possible to change how you feel.”
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