abdominal breathing

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Noun1.abdominal breathing - breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal musclesabdominal breathing - breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles; "abdominal breathing is practiced by singers"
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
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REDUCE PAIN Deep, structured abdominal breathing can help reduce the intensity of pain, Dr Mark Atkinson, author of The Mind Body Bible, believes.
Abdominal breathing, part of many relaxation exercises, may be hard for young children to master.
Learn to control this by practising abdominal breathing.
The third step is to take control with conscious eating and stress management, including abdominal breathing and autogenic training techniques.
For two hours a week for two months, psychologists taught participants relaxation skills (like abdominal breathing and guided imagery), how to change dysfunctional thoughts, and other strategies to understand and cope with pain.
Practise deep abdominal breathing - as discussed in my previous blog - to remove any stress and attain calmness.
Mastering yoga breathing basics, abdominal breathing, Ujjayi breathing ("powerful breath"), and exercises all promote a focus on proper alignment and a balanced blend of stretching and strengthening.
We learn abdominal breathing and meditation, where we are encouraged to channel positive energy.
I've taken to practicing abdominal breathing while driving in heavy traffic to calm my nerves and keep my irritation in check," Yehia said.
Deep abdominal breathing helps to focus the mind on the present moment which is where this state of Peace of Mind resides and we can go there anytime through the pathway of deep breathing.
Abdominal breathing addressed a potential problem that strong negative emotions could disrupt science learning and in the long term catalyze disease.
We train the child to manage their symptoms by teaching them abdominal breathing and to voluntarily open their vocal cords when they're trying to breathe," says Hollinger.