Thoracic Breathing


Breathing has an effect on many systems of the body besides just respiration.


Start Position
Lie supine (on back)
Spine lengthened and neutral (normal curve of the spine in the lumbar region)
Hands placed on ribcage, elbows wide on floor
Feet and knees four fingers' width apart
Step 1
Inhale: Breathe in through the nose
Feel the ribcage expand sideways
Step 2
Exhale:Breathe out through the mouth
Feel the ribcage close

Repeat Step 1 and 2 four times