When the area between the ribs is tight, the lungs can’t inflate very well so that we can’t breathe in deeply. So let’s loosen the area between the ribs and makes it easy to breathe in deeply.
Check how you feel in your lungs when you breathe in from your nose.
1. Flick the tendon under the clavicle. If you feel one of your lungs doesn’t inflate more when you breathe in, compared to another, flick the tendon of the lung that doesn’t inflate and feel the change (Fig. 2 Purple).
2. Loosen the area between the ribs from the clavicle to the 5th rib by rubbing them with your nails and fingertips. That makes the lungs easy to inflate horizontally and makes it easy to breathe in (Fig. 1).
3. Loosen the both sides of the sternum by rubbing them with your nails and fingertips. That makes the lungs easy to inflate vertically (Fig. 2) 4. We also breathe in the back of the lungs. After running, you can’t breathe without putting your hands on the knees, slouching your back. Loosen the area between the shoulder blades by rubbing the back of your head with your nails from the center to the outside and feel the change (Fig. 3).