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NIHA'S Integrative Medicine Health Tip: Exhale!

Posted by admin on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Steven Shafarman

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.

Try it!


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.

Topics: stress, integrative health, integrative medicine