Breathing In Dance

As a dancer you learn to breathe not only efficiently, but with elegance, so that your upper chest can remain free to allow control and expression of your arms. This means you must control your breathing from your thoracic region and your diaphragm. Another essential technique is learning to understand when to take a breath, and efficient breathing is a component of body conditioning in dance.

If your breathing becomes fatigued then your posture and technique can suffer; you may create tension in your neck and upper back, and ultimately your dance performance is impaired. This can have a knock on effect, as the situation can become stressful and cause you to breathe more shallowly or even hold your breath. This is why breathing training is important in the life of a dancer. It can help to improve your performance by increasing your breathing strength and stamina. 

Breathing Training For Expressiveness In Movement

Stronger inspiratory muscles (mainly your diaphragm and intercostal muscles) help you with opening and rising movements, which in turn help you to control your expiratory breath as you lower and close. Exercising your breathing muscles with POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) will make them stronger and improve their stamina, helping you to take in as much air as possible and hold it for when lifting. It will also help with more athletic choreography when you need your breathing and stamina to match the demands that athletic dance has on your body. Also, when you tense any muscle during a dance performance, your breathing is affected, so inspiratory muscle training with POWERbreathe is an important component for dance conditioning. 

In order to control your breath during movement, you need to connect with and use your diaphragm to breathe. So your diaphragm needs to be strong to help you control your breathing and your breathing muscles need to have the stamina so that you have the power to continue performing at your best. POWERbreathe IMT will improve your breathing strength, stamina and ultimately your performance.

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