When it come to health and wellness breathing is our most powerful, yet under utilized tool. Those who have mastered proper breathing techniques tend to look younger, live more vibrant lifestyles, are confident and tend to have a deeper sense of calmness. While proper breathing techniques are often associated yoga, pilates, tai chi or martial arts, everyone can benefit from learning how to breathe properly. After suffering with lower back pain for most of my life and having to undergo surgery on my spine, I finally learned that the greatest weapon I had to combat lower back pain was controlling my breath, so that I could reestablish more beneficial breathing pattern. Focusing on core abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing can alleviate lower back pain
, strengthen the core system and create an overall feeling of well-being. And you can practice proper breathing all day – no gym membership required!