Find a comfortable
position to sit.
Place your left hand on your chest. Place your right hand on your
upper abdomen, just below the place where your ribs join.
Imagine a balloon is in resting under your right hand, inside
inhaling slowly and deeply through your nose.
With this breath in, let your belly expand and move out.
Imagine the balloon is filling with air.
At the same time, keep your chest muscles still, quiet.
Feel your lungs expand down, not up or out, with the inhaled breath.
breath for a few seconds.
Then open your mouth to exhale, releasing the air gradually but
completely. Feel your upper abdominal muscles, and the imaginary
balloon, contract as the air is released. Again, keep the chest
exercise 3 or 4 times. When finished, try to continue work to
move your diaphragm (the imaginary balloon) as you breath.