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Osteopathy and Voice: The diaphragm #4 - Tips for a healthy diaphragm

Tips for a healthy diaphragm

The diaphragm is one of the most important muscles in the body, as well as the largest and has a crucial role in breathing.

Protect it:

• Limiting foods that cause heartburn or acid reflux

• Eating smaller portions of food at a time

• Stretching and warming up before engaging in physical exercise

• Making efforts within your limits (but not within the extreme limits!)

Like any muscle, you can also strengthen it with special exercises.

Practicing diaphragmatic breathing or abdominal breathing is the best way to do this.

This is done by breathing in deeply and slowly through your nose so that your lungs fill with air as your belly (abdomen) expands (but don't push your abdomen out!!!!).

In addition to strengthening the diaphragm, diaphragmatic breathing can also reduce stress and lower blood pressure.


Valentina Carlile - Osteopath expert in Osteopathy applied to voice and speech disorders since 2002. For information and reservations visit the page Contacts

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