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    Posted by Kassie West on September 9, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    First, why is no one posting on most of the forums? Even Facebook seems quiet. I am new to breathwork and I am enjoying the process. I’ve been having some good experiences, however, my shoulders begin to ache when the faster breathing starts. I feel I am relaxed but it still happens. Any thoughts?

    Kassie West replied 4 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Matthew Pugliese

    Administrator
    September 13, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    Hey Kassie, great question!

    I would love to hear what @GiovanniBartolomeo thinks about this?

    • Kassie West

      Member
      September 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks! Which question? 😄 I want to be able to connect with others because I have other questions but it seems difficult to do that.

      • Giovanni Bartolomeo

        Administrator
        September 14, 2022 at 9:10 am

        Hi Kassie, have you taken the breathing fundamentals course? Most likely its because when you are breathing you are using chest and shoulders. If you focus on diaphramatic breathing you shoulders and chest shouldn’t move much or at all. In your next practice I would focus your awareness on your shoulders the whole time and try to keep them from moving or tensing up at all. Let me know how that goes. @kassie-west

        -Gio

        • Kassie West

          Member
          September 14, 2022 at 10:43 pm

          Hello! Yes, I have taken the fundamentals course. I’m diaphragm breathing for sure. I may be breathing to deeply perhaps. I do hold a lot of tension in my shoulders and they tend to hurt anyway so I may just be pushing it a bit to hard. The pain does seem to lessen the further into the sessions. Thank you for your response.

        • Kassie West

          Member
          September 14, 2022 at 10:43 pm

          Hello! Yes, I have taken the fundamentals course. I’m diaphragm breathing for sure. I may be breathing to deeply perhaps. I do hold a lot of tension in my shoulders and they tend to hurt anyway so I may just be pushing it a bit to hard. The pain does seem to lessen the further into the sessions. Thank you for your response!

          • Giovanni Bartolomeo

            Administrator
            September 15, 2022 at 9:41 am

            You might be lifting or moving your shoulders as you breath, just have awareness to any tension or movement. Also the breathing can lead to vasoconstriction so places that are already tense may tense up more…

            • Kassie West

              Member
              September 15, 2022 at 10:51 am

              Great! Thank you for the tips! I’ll keep breathing!