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  1. 1. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING<br />DrIan Ellis-JonesBA, LLB (Syd), LLM, PhD (UTS), Dip Relig Stud (LCIS), Adv Mgmt Cert (STC)Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Walesand the High Court of AustraliaPrincipal, Ian Ellis-Jones, LawyerDirector, Ellis-Jones Enterprises Pty LimitedVisiting Associate, NSW Institute of PsychiatryFormer Senior Lecturer-in-Law, University of Technology, SydneyCommissioner of Inquiry under the Local Government Act (NSW)Retreat Director, Mediator, Facilitator, Trainer and Consultant<br />
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  4. 4. About the Facilitator<br />
  5. 5. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING<br />The floor of the chest cavity which contains the lungs is made up of the diaphragm <br />The diaphragm is a great dome of flattish muscle ... <br />
  6. 6. at the bottom of the chest between the lungs and the stomach<br />DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d <br />... at the bottom of the chest between the lungs and the stomach<br />
  7. 7. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br />The diaphragm has the capacity to move ...<br />upwards and downwards ... and inwards and outwards ...<br />... changing the volume of <br />- the chest cavity, and<br />- its passive occupants, the lungs. <br />
  8. 8. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br />Sadly, most people hardly use their diaphragm when breathing.<br />
  9. 9. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br /><ul><li>ha'ole[pronounced “hao' leh”]
  10. 10. Hawaiian slang for Caucasian
  11. 11. ha'ole means “without breath” or “without life” ... [ha = breath of life]
  12. 12. the term given to the Christian missionaries by the native Hawaiians
  13. 13. the missionaries appeared not to breathe at all ... breathing ever so shallowly and inadequately. </li></li></ul><li>DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br />The diaphragm ...<br />is the principal muscle used for exhaling<br />rises as you exhale ... making the chest cavity shorter again.<br />
  14. 14. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br />Use your abdominal muscles in this way to control your breathing. <br />The diaphragm is a muscle you can't see, so you have to focus on the muscles in front …<br />
  15. 15. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br />Onewayof doing that isas follows ...<br />
  16. 16. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br />If somebody is about to hit you in the abdomen, what do you ordinarily do? <br />You tense your abdominal muscles. <br />Do so now ...<br />
  17. 17. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br />Slightly tense your abdominal muscles.<br />At the same time, push your abdomen outwards as you breathe in. <br />
  18. 18. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br />The diaphragm descends (“lowers”) and the ribs move upwards and outwards ... making the chest cavitylonger and larger.<br />
  19. 19. DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ... cont’d<br />The diaphragm and intercostal muscles ...the muscles between the ribs ... should be used to take the in-breath to the middle and lower parts of the lungs. <br />