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    Do you breathe better?

    Do you breathe better sitting in your 'chair or supine position?

    Me, supine position.

    Last edited by titanium4motion; 07-06-2018 at 09:11 AM. Reason: supine
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    Prone position as in leaning forward? Because breathing is definitely less restricted leaning forward. Really pulls the lungs open.

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    Prone position is laying on your stomach. Not a common position for easy breathing. Do you mean instead supine (laying on your back flat)?

    It is common for those with a higher injury level to breathe more easily flat on their back than with their head elevated if they have a weak diaphragm, as the diaphragm does not then have to work against gravity as much. Doing diaphragm strengthening exercises can help with this.

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