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Self-help Bowen for the diaphragm

Updated: May 12, 2020

In this short clip I explain a simple self-help Bowen move to trigger a relaxation response in the diaphragm and expand our breathing. Stress and anxiety can cause our breathing to become short and shallow; if done correctly, this move can help to restore a more regular breathing.

The diaphragm lines the bottom of your rib cage and is essential to respiration. During inspiration, it contracts and flattens. This produces lung expansion, and air is drawn in. During expiration, the diaphragm relaxes and returns to its original dome shape.

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