#382 – Exhaling the Pain

Image courtesy of Julia Freeman-Woolpert

Image courtesy of Julia Freeman-Woolpert.

Over the last few years, I’ve been involved in a few mishaps – car accident, falls and broken bones. I noticed that I would hold my breath before moving; I thought that by doing this, I would be better able to gather the strength to move, knowing that movement was going to hurt.

But I’ve discovered that I have less pain by exhaling first, then making my move.

I imagine it would work equally well when you’re experiencing a major flare-up. You know that feeling – the one where you hold your breath, and bear down, just so you can get up out of bed, or raise your arm to put on a shirt.

Will you practise this and let me know whether you notice a difference, please?

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