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The Power of the Diaphragm

Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine’s article for Yoga Digest on the power of the diaphragm, and its impacts on your yoga practice.

“There are several distinct roles that the diaphragm plays in the body on a more energetic level. Firstly, is its capacity to regulate the flow of energy throughout the body. In Chinese Medicine, the diaphragm is the gateway between the upper and lower parts of the body. Therefore, it’s the diaphragms job to regulate the ascending & descending functions of the body. This is represented in our ability to transport qi, blood and fluids to the entire body to nourish the brain & internal organs as well as the ascending & descending functions of respiration & digestion to name a few. Because of this, the diaphragm serves a vital role in regulating energy flow throughout the body.”

To read the full article click here.

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