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Topic: Training & Recovery - November 05 2023
Diaphragmatic Breathing: What It Is and How to Do It

As girls and women in sports, our lives can get pretty busy and stressful. One skill we can learn to help reduce our anxiety is diaphragmatic breathing. In this article, VIS Expert Amy West, M.D., provides more information about what diaphragmatic breathing is and the benefits we gain by practicing this type of breathing.

By: Charlotte Cronister

VIS Creator

& Amy West

VIS Expert

Topic: Training & Recovery

November 05 2023

Breathing is one of the most important skills we have as athletes. It’s a particularly powerful tool when it comes to staying relaxed and managing anxiety. VIS Expert Amy West, M.D., talked with us about a technique called diaphragmatic breathing and the benefits it can provide to athletes. What is diaphragmatic breathing? According to Dr. West, diaphragmatic breathing, often called belly breathing, is a technique that requires the use of the abdominal muscles, stomach...
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