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Breathing Correctly

Stress and pain can lead us to breathe incorrectly, taking short shallow breaths from our chest. This type of breathing can cause unpleasant symptoms such as tension, dizziness, racing heart, difficulties concentrating, chest tightness and pins & needles.

The correct way to breathe is from the tummy not the chest. When you breathe in your tummy should move out a little, when you breathe out, your tummy should fall in slightly. Your upper chest should stay still at all times.

Relaxed, slow breathing from the tummy helps you stay calm and relaxed. A lot of people with pain have said that learning to breathe like this was one of the most important things they learned.