Updated: May 3
In my mind, when anyone says, "I know...", it just shuts your mental door on any new information that could potentially improve your situation.
Yes. Even though breathing is the first, and last, and the thing you do the most throughout the entirety of your life, it doesn't mean we do it well enough to be able to grow and thrive through every stage of our lives. There are so many facets of modern life that have hurt our breathing and have put us at risk for "a slew of diseases and problems". Here's the short list:
Cognitive problems from unbalanced O2 and CO2, and a stress-inducing breathing style makes it difficult to concentrate and can affect your memory.
Pain. Whether it's injury pain or a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, if it hurts, and you breathe badly, it hurts more.
Neck Back and shoulder issues. Breathing badly directly affects spinal health.
This exercise, called "Rock and Roll", is the foundational exercise for most of the others you will do in the breathing class. Go ahead and give it a try, and notice any stiffness or restrictions you may feel.