Kyle Grimshaw-Jones ND, RT www.conscioushealing.com.au
EXERCISE NO.8 FACE DOWN LOWER BACK BREATHING
Lie face down and practise abdominal breathing. Feel your lower back rising and falling with your breath. Place some phone books or similar on your lower back if it helps.
EXERCISE NO.9 FACE DOWN UPPER BACK BREATHING
Lie face down and practise reverse breathing. Feel your upper back rising and falling with your breath. Place some phone books or similar on your upper back if it helps.
EXERCISE NO.10 MID-LOBE RIB BREATHING
Lie on your back or sit with good posture. Bend your knees if you like. Open your thumbs away from your palms to form pretend mouths. Place your hands so these mouths are eating your lower ribs from the sides. As your breath comes in, feel your ribs expand sideways pushing your hands apart. As your breath goes out, feel your ribs pull in, pulling your hands together.
EXERCISE NO.11 FULL HOLOGRAPHIC OR THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) BREATHING
Lie on your back or sit with good posture. As your breath flows in, feel your breathing expand in three dimensions, up/down, front/back, left/right. As your breath flows out, feel your breathing contract in three dimensions, up/down, front/back, left/right. Remember the feelings you had in your body when practising all the other types of breathing. Ensure you expand gently through any areas that need it to continue opening them up.
Feel your breath massaging your fascia and your whole body, from the tips of your toes and fingers to the top of your head, and from the top of your head to the tips of your fingers and toes. This is literally true.
It is highly desirable that a client receiving bodywork feels the movement of their breath flowing in and out through the areas being worked on. This dramatically improves the effectiveness of the treatment because your body is then massaged both from the inside and the outside. If pain is felt and reactively the breath stops moving in the area, progress stops.