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rib cartilage excercises

kanny2010-07-04 18:03:07 +0000 #1
hi due to postural problems within my growth spurt, i've copped myself a wierd case of pectus excavatum, however my upper chest is perfectly fine, its just my lower chest near the abs are curved inwards to the body, my physiotherapist said since i am 18 and the cartilage has almost solidified theres nothing i can really do except for a few excercises such as breathing with your rib cage n etc. I wanted to know if theres any yoga moves that would help my condition

thanks

bumppp
Mangala2010-07-04 18:07:05 +0000 #2
Learning to breath deeply and use the diaphram can increase lung capacity and give the lungs and ribs more flexibility. In Mukunda's book Structural Yoga Therapy there is a section on the breath. It sounds like pranayama would be a good place to start.

Namaste, Mangala

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