Term Category: Techniques
Clavicular breathing, also known as chest breathing or shallow breathing, refers to a breathing pattern primarily characterized by the elevation of the shoulders and upper chest during inhalation. Instead of utilizing the diaphragm and lower ribcage, clavicular breathers rely on the accessory muscles in the upper chest and neck for breathing. This type of breathing tends to be inefficient and can lead to reduced oxygen intake and increased tension in the neck and shoulders.
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