I've decided to dust off the pages of my blog and get breathe a little life back into this thing with some tips on health and wellness. Breathe and breathe deeply, why and how can your breath influence your movement patterns?
~ BREATHE DEEPLY! Alterations in breathing patterns can directly impact how your muscles, bones and nerves work together to create movement. With negative stress, our breathing becomes shallow causing our bodies to use "secondary respiratory muscles (muscles of your upper chest, neck and back) instead of "primary respiratory muscles" (diaphragm).
Over-activity and use of secondary respiratory muscles c...an cause muscle imbalances (muscle tightness in over-active muscles and weakening of under-active muscles), leading to headaches, dizziness, light-headedness.
Shallow breathing limits your body's ability to take in adequate amounts of oxygen or rid itself of carbon dioxide leading to inefficient muscle function, decreased energy, muscle stiffness, anxiety, fatigue, poor circulation and poor sleep patterns. Remember to take some time to focus on your breath and what your posture does when you breathe. ~