[QUOTE]Originally posted by MrEd:Hey Lucid,
How's everything going....
You have me curious, how did you discover you were only breathing with one lung, and how did you correct that problem?
It's really difficult for me to explain, but on the 'good' side of my body, I have a natural tendency to connect my whole body from the core on outward. This does not mean that I don't source from the ground, it's more like each articulation from the body is dependent on the previous articulation starting from the core as I sink into my structure, (am I making sense)?
The (bad) side of my body is weak in the core because I tend to source strength from the external musculature in my hands and feet moving in towards the core. Very tense. I guess I find it difficult to put into words.
Regardless of how to explain it, that side of my body was so out of alignment that my diaphragm had no strength and had restricted movement; so much that it just stopped pulling the lung down on that side. Don't get me wrong, some air entered this lung, but it is just air that 'leaks' in while the other lung is breathing. I discovered while laying flat down on my bed, focusing on my weak side when breathing.
As far as correcting it, I'm not quite done but, practice practice practice.....
Ya know ... relax this, align that, strengthen here, open that...... Sigh [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG] I haven't figured the whole thing out yet.
I don't know if that is a common roadblock in martial arts, but I don't want to highjack this thread any further. I am planning on making a thread for this later on
to follow up on some other threads I started somewhere on this forum, I will provide links.
By the way MrEd, Laf bumped some of your threads, I'd be interested any updates to this one especially. http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/Forum7/HTML/000240.html
[This message has been edited by Lucid Warrior (edited 03-04-2005).]