Yes we have THREE. The first one you know which is under the rib cage, the second, is the pelvic floor and the third is the thoracic outlet diaphragm which is below your throat. These are the 3 large muscles which effect your core stability and structure in your body. Not your six pack or belly muscles. Because these are the muscles that are connected to your breath. You breathe on average 12-15 times per minute, which is around 17,000 times per day. This requires a lot of movement in the body.
As you breathe in you create a downward pressure and as you breathe out the pressure is decreased in the body. This is very important as this pressure effects the joints, muscles and discs of your spine and body. For example chest breathing up in the thoracic outlet diaphragm increased intradiscal pressure, which is one of the sources of the populations back, neck, shoulder and even knee problems. You also loose the positive downward pressure on the pelvic floor as you breathe. As the pelvic floor looses its tone and flexibility it has an a chain effect to your legs. The pelvic floor attaches to your thigh bones the femur. Instead of your pelvis, hip, knee and feet being in neutral position, they start to rotate inwards and the arch of the foot collapses creating knee, hip, problems including plantar fascia, to shin splints. We can counter this by breathing properly and grounding through our big toe which reverses this rotation throughout our leg and thigh.
If you are breathing consciously and correctly ie inhaling into your Diaphragm as it descends down, then automatically the pressure will increase on the pelvic floor toning it.
If you breathe from your chest the pressure increases around your neck and shoulders. This stress on the thoracic outlet diaphragm increases pressure on the neck discs and muscles which is not healthy.
When we breathe correctly using our diaphragm these are some of the benefits:
We will be practicing techniques as usual with lots of good healthy breath work this week.
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This week’s classes:
Mon 21 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ Live & zoom.
Tues 22 Sept 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live Class 9 Greenlands, Lane
Tues 22 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd
Wed 23 Sept 5- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 145/5 Fife Rd.
Wed 23 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenland
Thurs 24 Sept 6-7.15 pm Kundalini Shaunagh@zoom Live & 145/5 Fife Rd.
Fri 25 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only
Sun 27 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only
UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes. There is a new Password for zoom classes please email for details
First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.
UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.
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