After last month's Criterium du Dauphine, Slongo worked with Nibali on his pedal cadence and diaphragm breathing
, among other things.
Placing an object--a cell phone, book, or hand--on the individual's abdomen can raise awareness of diaphragm breathing.
M learned to use diaphragm breathing and breathing awareness to facilitate the relaxation response.
The therapist teaches the child coping exercises (muscle relaxation, diaphragm breathing
, happy place imagery), and helps the child and mother deal with tangential aspects of the PTSD, such as grief and defiant behavior.
She guides them through costal diaphragm breathing
, a technique opera singers and athletes use to prepare for high-pressure performances.
is more reflexive than chest breathing.
Fortunately, because diaphragm breathing depends on nerves so high in the system, it is preserved in all but the highest lesions.
FES researchers wanted to apply their technology to those high-level quadriplegics who have lost diaphragm breathing and are ventilator dependent.
Recent research suggests that diaphragm breathing
can help asthma sufferers.