I know that you have heard it before: "Breath is life". Tuning into the breath is my top strategy for change in the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Focused breathing creates movement in the body: movement of organs, fascia, muscles and ribs. Optimal breathing allows for the vital chemistry exchange to deliver nutrition to all of our cells for health and vitality.
Let's face it, life happens, and it's not always full of breath.... We hold, we limit and we restrict.
This movement sequence below is a great way to release the muscles surrounding the chest and to improve the expansion of the ribcage for better breathing.
Breathing better allows the oxygen to flow to our muscles and nervous system which can decrease tension and bring the body into ease.
This movement sequence was inspired by my exploration with Jill Miller's Yoga Tune Up™/Roll Model and Yamuna Body Rolling.
Susan McLaughlin is a physical therapist who specializes in the management of pelvic floor and orthopedic dysfunctions. She is the owner of ALIGN integration|movement in Salt Lake City, UT. Helpful tips and other self care strategies can be found at www.alignforhealth.com.
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