Decompression Breathing

By | July 16, 2016

In addition to using the breathing tools I teach my clients, I am using Dr. Eric Goodwin’s Supine Decompression Breathing technique. I’d like to share that with you; it’s another option you can use in recovering wellness. I do it as soon as I wake up (after peeing) and before checking my all-present cell phone!  I do this Decompression Breathing technique 5 times each morning.

A Method You Can Use for Pain Relief and Overall Wellness

In addition to using the breathing tools I teach my clients, I am using Dr. Eric Goodwin’s Supine Decompression Breathing technique. I’d like to share that with you; it’s another option you can use in recovering wellness. I do it as soon as I wake up (after peeing) and before checking my all-present cell phone!  I do this breathing technique 5 times each morning.

First, I do 2 repetitions lying in bed followed by a visualization.  With every exhalation, I bring light to the bone spurs in my cervical spine, so that they diminish and more space is created in my neck.  Then I lie on the floor, and squeeze a block in between my knees with my arms spread open wide on my fingertips.  The fourth time, I do the decompression breath with my arms wide, palms open.  The fifth time, I do the decompression breath with a smile on my face—to accentuate the well being tenet of a ‘positive outlook’ and ‘resilience’.

The Supine Decompression Breathing Technique

Here are the specific instructions for Supine Decompression Breathing.  Please email and let me know how this technique works for you at amy@boomerplusyoga.com

[icon icon=”arrow-right”] Lie on your back with a block between your knees.  Flex your feet up towards your shins.  Squeeze the block.  Inhale—and expand your ribcage up and out to the sides of your chest.  Focus on keeping the rib cage expanded while you Exhale–using your stomach muscles to expel the air out of your lungs.

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