One of the most important contributing factors to life, health and longevity is the way we breathe. In fact, breath is the very essence of our life force.
The best breathing technique is the one that is most efficient, moving the most air in and out of the lungs with the least effort. In this respect, abdominal breathing wins.
While infants and small children naturally breathe exclusively with their diaphragms, as we grow into adults, we tend to lose this habit and ability. This can be due to physical and mental tension, poor posture, tight clothing, and unhealthy lifestyle habits.
The first step to improving quality of life through the breath is to