NIHA'S Integrative Medicine Health Tip: Exhale!
NIHA'S Integrative Medicine Health Tip
We tend to focus on inhaling when we think of breathing. But breathing has two parts: inhaling and exhaling.
If we exhale first, then inhaling becomes easy and spontaneous. We can feel the ribs move downward and inward.
Exhaling is the first thing to do anytime you are experiencing stress or discomfort.
Steven Shafarman is a FlexAware teacher and Feldenkrais Method practitioner at National Integrative Health Associates (NIHA), an integrative medicine and dental center serving the Washington DC area. He is the author of Awareness Heals and the FlexAware Fitness DVD. He is available for phone consultations.