What is Diaphragmatic Breathing?
The diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle located at the base of the lungs. Diaphragmatic breathing is a form of breathwork that allows for the expansion of the lungs and greater oxygenation of the system. It is also referred to as lower body breathing, and is the natural form of breathing that we all did when we were children. Unfortunately, we often grow out of this natural state of breathing and create a habit of upper body breathing – or chest breathing – which keeps us in a state of hyper-vigilance or fight or flight.