Side Breathing

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    In attempting to perform the side breathing standing up, I seem to find that my lower back muscles tend to tense up a bit. It feels like I need to breath deeper in order to expand on the sides almost to the point where I feel I’m surely going beyond 70% of a deep breath without engaging the lungs.

    Any thoughts?

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    Mike, Breathing into the sides takes all the slack out of the
    tissues laterally, which exposes any tension in your lower back–if it exists.
    So breathing is just engaging the tension already present inside of your body.
    Therefore, either you back off with your effort or you practise breathing exercises while sitting
    or even lying down to allow you to release the tension that is brought to the
    surface via breathing practice.

    It will take time–not just a few practice sessions–but
    likely some months or maybe even years to fully release the tension in your body
    and open up your breathing without force. The aim of this programme is to give
    you an overview in the first 10 weeks and then you go back and take whatever
    time is necessary for you personally to complete the programme properly.

    Good luck!

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