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Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises

Hey Everybody,

In the diaphragmatic breathing exercise, do you completely exhale with each pitch or do you hold one breath throughout the entire scale? I see Ken's stomach contract with each pitch, but I'm not sure if he is exhaling completely or simply relaxing in between pitches while retaining some of his breath.


  • sspatricksspatrick Posts: 1,278Moderator, Enrolled
    Yes you would exhale most if your air returning the diaphragm to the relaxed position. Basically you should be taking a quick breath between each note. Think of relaxing those muscles completely that will draw air into the lungs. Belly pulls in on the Ha then relaxes outward for the breath.
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