Diaphragm is the evolutionary Breathing muscle.
90% of people are breathing incorrectly; primary cause of 80% of all ailments. We breathe out 70% of all toxins.
Our primary breathing muscle, Diaphragm is a hardwired evolutionary connection to the respiratory center in the medulla and pons in the brain stem. We are programmed to engage the diaphragm to breathe.
Diaphragmatic Breathing; an involuntary expression, is the first that we control due to factors like our moods, stresses, habits, body image, bad posture, allergies and certain ailments.
Correct Breathing is a Sine wave patterned inhalation & exhalation Diaphragmatic breathing. Quality of the Breath depends on the state of mind and the situation one is faced with.
In his book ‘Respiratory Physiology’, noted physiologist John West stated that the lower half of the lungs is the most efficient on delivering oxygen. While the top 7% of the lungs brings in 4 ml oxygen per minute, the lower 13% brings in 60 ml oxygen per minute.
So, by not engaging the diaphragm for Breathing, we are depriving optimisation of systemic oxygenation.