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Clinical Corner: Deeper Diaphragm Release

Deeper Diaphragm Release: 

By working these two aspects of the diaphragm you increase breathing effiency, decrease tension in the neck region (especially the sternocleidomastoid which are the two rope like muscles that come from behind the ear and attach to the sternum and collarbone), relax the diaphragm, regulate and deepen the breath, decrease body tension, purifies the back solar plexus and back throat chakras, and helps with the cultivation of a quiet mind.

Working these two aspects together has a releasing effect on the fascia of the diaphragm which expels physiological stress on the body and oppositional thinking in the mind 

Costal Aspect of Diaphragm (associated with inhalation)

Single Oils: Hyssop, Hyssop Decumbens, Frankincense, Sitka, Inula, Myrtle

Blends: Bronchioles, Deep Breath

Sustained inhalation 3 to 15 breathing cycles

Back Solar Plexus

Throat Minor

Crural Aspect of Diaphragm (associated with exhalation)

Single Oils: Ammi Visnaga, Tolu Balsam, Peru Balsam, Fir Balsam, Poplar Balsam

Blends: Friar’s Balsam

Sustained inhalation 3 to 15 breathing cycles

Back Heart

Throat Minor

  • Enhanced by applying Thyme Linalool BT to chest / rib cage prior to doing this protocol
  • Enhanced by doing pursed lip breathing after this protocol