Optimizing our Wellness ~ Part 2 the Breath

Many of us take our breath for granted and do not utilize it's full potential. How often do you actually take notice of the efficiency of your breath and the things that maybe restricting it? Lets dive a little deeper.

Posture: How we stand, sit and lie down can greatly effect healthy efficient breathing. If we are slouching, curled up, leaning to a side these take us out of natural alignment causing tension in our internal organs and connective tissue. Unfortunately over time due to bad posture and habitual movement patterns we take ourselves out of alignment and cause restriction in our breathing which not only effects the amount of oxygen we are bringing in but also the ability of our internal organs, muscles and fascia to move, expand and relax. When we are sitting up tall it allows our diaphragm and pelvic floor to contract and relax , the heart and internal organs to be massaged