|Chest Breathing and Posture|
|Monday, 19 December 2011 19:30|
Chest Breathers have more Postural Sway than Belly Breathers
A new study should that abdominal breathing promotes a more stable posture. Using a forceplate to do a posturographic exam, there was significantly greater posture disturbance when breathing involved the chest than when it involved the belly.
Respiratory disturbance to posture varies according to the respiratory mode. Alain Hamaoui, Eric Gonneau and Serge Le Bozec Neurosci Lett 475(3):141-4 (2010) PMID 20350584
Northwestern University. DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2010.03.064