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Chest breathing and anxiety


Breathing seems like one of the easiest things in the world. We inspire and we exhale. However, most adults have lost the connection to their breath, and this disconnection can cause many physical and psychological disorders, from headaches to heart disease.



Unfortunately, only few people are aware that they have a problematic breathing.


Today most people have a chest breathing, in other words too quickly and too superficially. Especially those who work at the computer while sitting for a long time.


How come?


Research has shown that most people support the upper body while working on the computer. This prevents the diaphragm from descending completely to inhale, creating chest breathing.


Chest breathers use the secondary respiratory muscles instead of the primary ones, developing in this way chronic tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck.

The organs of the lower body can also suffer from lack of circulation due to the continuous tension of the abdominal muscles.

Men usually breathe in this way as a result of a habitual reaction to stress, while women may breathe in this way to look leaner. Unfortunately, chest breathing is counterproductive to lose weight, because it compromises the healthy functioning of the organs of digestion, assimilation and eliminatio