Sine Wave Breathing is a Diaphragm managed free, rhythmic and natural inhalation and exhalation, ideally under all circumstances, moods, emotions and body movements.
Diaphragm is responsible for around 80% of respiration process in the normal Tidal breathing. We are programmed to engage the diaphragm to breathe.
Diaphragm is a thin wide sheet of muscle that is located between the rib cage and the abdomen. When we inhale, the diaphragm contracts and moves down into the abdominal cavity, thereby pushing the belly out. It increases the capacity of the lungs while lowering the air pressure, thus, drawing in oxygen into the body.
When we exhale, the diaphragm and rib muscles relax, pushing the air out of your lungs. That’s why good breathing is called belly breathing or diaphragmatic breathing.
The movement of the diaphragm massages all the abdominal organs that lay beneath it, and it also massages the organs that sit on top of it. That is why the greater the excursion rate of our diaphragm, the healthier we are…
The diaphragm movement is a hardwired evolutionary connection to the respiratory center in the medulla and pons in the brain stem. Diaphragm is where the emotions, instinctive ‘reptilian’ brain meets the rationalising ”thinking” part of the brain.
Simply stating, Diaphragm is where the oldest part of our nervous system connects with the newest.