Breathe, Part 2: Taking a Full Breath

My previous post was an introduction to the diaphragm in all its glory, as well as an introduction to diaphragmatic breathing. I hope that in the interim, you have had a chance to practice diaphragmatic breathing, and that you are noticing some positive changes.

But there are those of you who may be having difficulty accessing this breath; if so, this post is for you. I have encountered some common issues that can impact the ability to take a full breath. Let’s take a look at some of them.