• stefan.funk replied to the topic why "chest-up"? in the forum WindWorks 3 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Chris. This is a great observation that I have been struggling with myself in terms of whats the difference between passive and active and how does it all relate to posture. The way I see it:

    The diaphragm cannot be controlled or used in order to push air. It simply contracts, which causes air to be drawn into the lungs and then it releases,…[Read more]

  • stefan.funk replied to the topic why "chest-up"? in the forum WindWorks 3 years, 11 months ago

    I would add that poor posture and a collapsing chest inhibit the flow of air for both, what Greg refers to as passive and active, and thus invites choking. The diaphragm wants to come up. A relaxed chest helps with this. My experience is that a collapsing chest most often goes together with tight arms and shoulders moving to the front and inwards…[Read more]

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