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I am Debbie McGregor, owner and founder of Total Body Concept. I started the skincare clinic and day spa back in 1993. Welcome to my blog about fostering a holistic, more positive outlook on life. I have just started on my new life's mission to become a motivational speaker, and this blog will follow this journey. Enjoy!

This is a place where I would like to share my knowledge on everything from skincare and inner health to holistic living and the importance of meditation, creative visualisation and affirmations. Nothing in life is by chance – and in this blog I’ll tell you why. Come and join me as we learn to Live the Balance.

Put diaphragmatic breathing into your daily routine

Back to blog home 16th April 2015
Put diaphragmatic breathing into your daily routine

Never underestimate the benefits of being able to breathe properly! 

Our diaphragmatic breathing exercise is life changing. Perform your exercise whenever the opportunity arises to reduce stress at any time: Before you go to bed, after you have risen, before big meetings or take a break during the day - do several diaphragmatic breaths and you'll naturally expand your lung capacity. Remember, it's bettter to do five breaths than none!


STEP 1 - Turn your phone off and sit with your feet on the floor

STEP 2 - Sit in a quiet place where you will not be interrupted

STEP 3 - Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth and relax your jaw during this process

STEP 4 - Now take a long slow deep breath in (through your nose), feeling your abdomen extend and allowing your breath to completely fill your entire lung capacity (which is effectively up to the tip of your collarbone). Feel your abdomen extend and your chest expand. 

STEP 5 - Breathe out (through your nose) and let the breath filter out completey, feeling your abdomen contract and the air completely leave your lungs. Magic!

Repeat for 10 - 20 minutes.