Crocodile Breathing

In the image below you will see osteopath Heath Williams lying on his stomach and supported by his elbows and performing a breathing drill.  The focus here is on breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth.  The idea is to feel the belly push into the ground and feel the lower back raise up.  This feeling of pushing into the ground can provide some external feedback to the individual.  When practising breathing techniques, be mindful of not over breathing (trying too hard).


This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.  We have an interest in movement and exercise prescription.  Should you have any questions about sports related injuries and the rehab of these, please touch base with us on 03 9670 9290 or book online to see us at