The diaphragm is the primary muscle that moves air out of and into the lungs. It works in a complex and subtle coordination with all subsidiary muscles that assist this function.
When the diaphragm works to achieve an optimal exhale, the result is a low residual volume of carbon dioxide in the lungs. When the inhale occurs as a reflex, it initiates the movement of the whole respiratory system, allowing air to flow freely and gently into the lungs.
Ideally, the action of breathing is circumferential and cylindrical, evenly distributed around all sides of the trunk.
While it is partially involuntary, the diaphragm can be redeveloped and strengthened.
The recoordination of the respiratory muscles must be undertaken with care and respect for the precisely timed interactions of all the participating muscles, never applying undue force in this process.
The development of this desirable coordination acknowledges the singular variations in each personʼs individual make-up and retrains those unique patterns to achieve maximum turnover of air in the lungs at any given time.
Balanced vocal sound production is a necessary tool of the redevelopment of the individualʼs breathing coordination.
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