Supine Bent Knee Diaphragmatic Breathing

In the image below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a supine knees bent (abdominals relaxed) breathing exercise.  The focus is on breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth and feeling the abdominals raise on the breathe in and minimising upper rib movement.  There are many people who live in a state of upper rib breathing and rarely breathe deeply into their abdomen.  Be sure to focus on gentle normal breathing patters so to not put your self in a state of hyperventilation.

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