There are a lot of posts here about how to breathe properly, so apologies to the people that have been members here for years because it must get tiresome answering the same question over and over. I’ve read a lot of the conversations, many going back years, and a lot of them talk about chest breathing and tummy breathing. I have tried to do the tummy breathing but it’s not happening. The only way my tummy goes up is to do this bizarre Blackadder-esque tummy thrust, which isn’t actually me breathing. I’ve been trying to surreptitiously watch other people breathing to see what’s going on. Someone here wrote about getting so accustomed to not breathing well that we forget how to breathe properly. Someone said about putting your hand on your stomach and it should go up and down. Unless I’ve forgotten where my tummy starts now that it’s started to spread to the rest of my body, nothing much is happening by way of breathing, much below the bottom of my ribs.
Sorry to ask what I’m sure has been asked so many times already. But I haven’t found anything to explain in a way that I can understand, how to tummy breathe. I can’t seem to make the air go down that far. I always feel short of breath so I’d be really grateful to learn how to breathe better. Thank you.