Posted by Klaus on April 19, 2002 at 20:14:42:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: diaphragm placement/bore size? posted by Kenneth Sloan on April 19, 2002 at 14:49:37:
"It can *inhibit* exhalation by trying to INhale - but no more."
This is a most interesting statement about the diaphragm!
Because, useful fiction or not, that basically was the starting point of the development of the breathing school, that I have been taught.
Of course the support comes from the contraction of the muscles in the wall of the abdominal cavity. But to create a steady airflow/airpressure the diaphragm counteracts the upward pressure from the belly region.
As a private correspondence, parallel to this thread rightfully said: The diaphragm is very dependent of the muscles to it is connected.
So control of the diaphragm is as well counter-intuitive (at least at first) and heavily depending on the control of other muscles.