Breathing Your Way to Balance

Your Diaphragm. Have you ever given much thought to it other than without it being intact and functioning we would be in a serious health crisis? Well if not, then you should.

The Diaphragm is a major player in our emotional health. It acts as the main “halfway house” of our emotions. What this means, is that all emotions find their way to the Diaphragm for distribution… eventually.

There are four main sources these emotions arrive from;

  • Something happening in our lives currently, such as the death of a pet, an argument with a loved one or co-worker, an accident or fearful situation, etc.
  • A stored active emotion that has become mobilized by something we have seen or heard; or a result of treatment or balancing designed to clear that harmful emotion
  • An encounter with an emotion from external sources. This happens when our Wei Qi (protective energy) is unable to protect us from someone else’s emotions. We may absorb anger from our spouse who came home angry from an incident at work. *Empaths know the struggle!
  • Contrived emotions that are created by our minds through conditioned thinking. (ie. toxic Belief Systems)

After reaching the Diaphragm, there are four directions the emotions travel to;

  • Up to the head and chest to become expressed emotions. These are generally acute emotions that have just happened. Learning your spouse has been unfaithful and the emotions of grief and anger go to the Diaphragm and quickly up into felt expression – you cry and feel angry
  • Down into the small intestines to be eliminated from the body. This is the healthiest way for all emotions other than acute which are often better expressed outwardly.
  • They can be held in the Diaphragm for a while but not let go of either up or down. This is when liver steps in to take the emotion and store it in the connective tissue for later release. This is now an active stored emotion and one of the main triggers of disease.
  • Rarely, emotions will not move from the Diaphragm. These get stored in the connective tissue of the Diaphragm muscle and continually compromise the function of the Diaphragm. Which effects the breathing cycle.

Every time you take a breath your body is checking off a to due list within all your systems, organs, connective tissue. I will touch more on this next month in preparation for the FREE Balance your Brain workshop I’m doing Tuesday, June 27, 6-8pm at the Stone Gate Inn.

Once the breathing cycle is impaired and the brain is unable to get the whole “to do” list.

My suggestion to everyone is to for the next few days, is take at least four minutes and do some concentrated deep breathing exercises, and while doing so, visually imagine your lungs filling up, and your Diaphragm expanding. If you want to take this exercise deeper, try doing it longer or Google a video on how the Diaphragm works so you have a base for the visual.



Cara Cooper is a BodyTalk Practitioner at Renewed Health & Wellness


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