Breathing into the sides of the ribs
When people talk about breathing, the discussion usually centers around belly or chest breathing. I’m not taking sides.
Ideally you have both options and you can breathe in a way that fits your situation and activity.
Today, the focus is on the connecting piece: the diaphragm. It is elemental in the breathing process. This is also the area that connects the upper and the lower part of the body, or the active and the passive one.
(Just imagine how great it feels when the movement in this area is fluid and free?)
Today’s practice invitation is to give your full attention to this important area in the body.
Lying down, put your hands on one side of the ribs and breathe consciously. After a couple of minutes, change sides.
‒ Awesome. You’re good to go!