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Diaphragmatic Breathing

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  1. Lie on your back and place one hand on your upper chest and the other hand on your stomach between your navel and the bottom of your ribs. 
  2. Inhale drawing the air to the bottom of the lungs first. You should see your stomach rise under your hand.  The upper chest should fill with air last.
  3. Place your hands on either side of your lower ribs. As you inhale, draw the air to the bottom of your lungs first.

You should feel your lower ribs pushing your hands out to the side. Try not to let the upper chest fill with air until the end of your inhale.

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