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Diaphragmatic Breathing

Strengthen Your Lungs Through Abdomen (Diaphragmatic) Breathing


Abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing is practiced by enhancing the action of the diaphragm and minimizing the action of rib cage.

The diaphragm is a domed sheet of muscle that separates the lungs from the abdominal cavity and, when functioning correctly, promotes the most efficient type of breathing.

During inhalation the diaphragm moves downward, pushing the abdominal content downward and outward. During exhalation the diaphragm moves upward and the abdominal contents move inward.

Movement of the diaphragm signifies that the lower lobes of the lungs are being utilized. The proper use of the diaphragm causes equal expansion of the alveoli, improves lymphatic  drainage from basal part of lungs , massages the liver, stomach, intestine and other organs that lie immediately beneath it, expert a positive effect on the cardiac function and coronary supply, and improves oxygenation of the blood and circulation.


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Pawanmuktasana – Wind Relieving Yoga Pose


Pawan’ means ‘Wind’ or ‘Gas
Mukt‘ means ‘Release‘ or ‘Removal

One part of Pran is known as Apan which has a downward movement. By practicing this asana the wind i.e. the extra gas in the abdomen passes out easily. Hence this asana is called Pawanmuktasana.

In this asana the colon is pressed so effectively that the entire foul gas is expelled by means of the compression of the abdomen. In case the foul gas is not expelled, it will cause flatulence (distention of the stomach or bowel with gas). If the gas moves upward, it will harm the heart & if it moves still upward, it is bound to cause headache.


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