Hello everyone you are listening to Rasheem J Northington on DueClixVoice.FM
I am the author of the book titled “ The Diaphragm-The Muscle Source Of Life”. And I would like to share some information with you regarding the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a large thin dome-shaped skeletal muscle recognized as the major muscle for respiration and the term respiration can be looked at as another word for breathing.
The location of the diaphragm
The diaphragm is located below the lungs and sits at the base of the chest and separates the abdominal cavity from the chest cavity or simply put it separates the abdomen from the chest. Now like all muscles, the diaphragm’s function is to contract and relax.
The Function of the Diaphragm
Now upon contraction of the diaphragm facilitates the process known as inhalation and the process of inhalation is the process of breath entering the body. Upon relaxation of the diaphragm facilitates the process of exhalation which is understood to be the process of breath leaving the body or being pushed out of the body. Now this continuous cycle of inhalation and exhalation continuously is what we call breathing, now it is this process of breathing that is very vital for life, yet it is the diaphragm muscle that allows this breathing process to be possible, therefore making the diaphragm very vital to life, that’s why the diaphragm is the muscle source of life.
The Nature of the Diaphragm
The diaphragm is that important of a skeletal muscle that it must be available and ready to function continuously upon the body’s continuous need and requirement of breath, the entry and its removal, which would require a quick recovery period for the diaphragm. This constant dependency the body has on the function of the diaphragm is unlike any other skeletal muscle in the body as the diaphragm must continue to function even during sleep the other skeletal muscles of the body have more of a luxury of longer rest periods, especially during sleep.
This diaphragm muscle is even of importance of a skeletal muscle that as most other skeletal muscles are predominately controlled voluntarily, this quote-unquote voluntary muscle is actually controlled predominately autonomously and on.
One last note, contrary to popular belief, all breathing is diaphragmatic breathing yet it is the degree of the contraction of the diaphragm that dictates or brings the breath where it goes so therefore chest breathing is also a form of diaphragmatic breathing with a small or slight contraction of the diaphragm which will lead the breath to only flow into the chest, as more contraction of the diaphragm is achieved the breath is available or capable of entering the body in a much more deeper or fuller capacity.
So I would like to thank everyone for tuning in to Rasheem J Northington on DueClixVoiceFM.
And once again I am the author of the book titled The Diaphragm-The Muscle Source Of Life and please tune in to the next session as I go more or further into the function of the diaphragm and its role it has in the body or effect it has in the body.
Rasheem James Northington