Simple Breathwork Exercises
From the desk of Sarah J. Rogers, Licensed Massage Therapist... Does anyone disagree that it has been a long winter?
We've spent nearly 6 months chattering our teeth and lifting our shoulders to our ears in hopes of evading the chilly air. Now that spring's call is here for good (we hope), we'd love to move our shoulders back where they belong and to give our necks some room to breathe. In trying to keep warm while also maintaining our everyday lives, we often have tendencies which result in shallow breathing and a constricted "breathing apparatus" (i.e. the muscles surrounding the ribcage, shoulders, neck and back). Here are a few suggestions on where to start to un-tangle your upper body. Take the exercises slowly and listen to your body. Take note of where you are when you begin and how you progress throughout each exercise.
Enjoy some release!
1-BREATHING EXERCISES BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. WEIL: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00521/three-breathing-exercises.html
Sarah J. Rogers, LMT
Sarah J. Rogers is a licensed massage therapist who received her training at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on the mind-body relationship and the usefulness of this connection not only for healing, but also for seeking balance in everyday life. Sarah brings her experience as an athlete and her compassion for mind-body health to her practice, inspiring growth and comfort in her clients. Along with massage, Sarah is now offering Active Isolated Stretching which can be done alone or in tandem with massage therapy. Employing techniques focusing on relaxation, neuromuscular therapy, stretching, myofascial release, and overall balance, Sarah will work with you to develop a treatment style that suits your needs.