Main Elements of the Natural Breath
During inhalation, the following movements and actions occur in the body.
· The diaphragm flattens and descends causing the abdominal organs to push
down and distend the belly.
· The pelvic floor descends, expands, and widens.
· The collarbone lifts and rolls upward, and the upper arms externally rotate.
· The inner pressure of the head empties like sand in an hourglass.
During exhalation, the following movements and actions occur in the body.
o The diaphragm lifts and domes upward, and the belly relaxes and softly retracts.
o The internal organs relax and expand.
o The pelvic floor gently lifts and shrinks in circumference.
o The collarbone descends, and the upper arms internally rotate.
o The outer body of the skull softly expands.