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Breathing Exercises -- Stage 12

Resisted exercise for strengthening the diaphragm.

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Caution: Breathing exercises presented here are not for people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, or fragile bones. If you have a history of tumors, pneumothorax, or hemothorax, you will need to seek medical advice and/or supervision prior to performing any breathing exercises.

Purpose: To work the diaphragm by exercising it while simultaneously squeezing the abdominal organs upwards against it. This will greatly improve breathing efficiency when asleep.

Schedule: Perform Breathing Exercise Stages 12 - 14 together in one session.

Start: Begin by sitting down in a comfortable, upright position with your feet placed firmly on the ground.

Step 1: Bend forward and lower your head towards your knees.