Breathing exercises that move the diaphragm upwards and downwards produce a dual cleansing effect: above they squeeze the lungs and free them from any stale air lurking in the bottom lobes. Below they encourage the peristalsis to cleanse the intestines and so start the gradual cleansing in the body.
As a result of the diaphragm moving up and down, other organs such as the stomach, liver, gall bladder and pancreas are massaged as they should be so that they function properly.
If you want to learn belly breathing a few other helpful techniques, just book a Breathing session.
Caroline practises and teaches yoga in Glasgow Scotland and runs The Publishing Cupboard. She is the creator of the Nod off Series (where yoga meets grammar learning). If you want to get to grips with French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese grammar, in a pain-free yogic way, visit www.nodoff.co.uk
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