oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Practical steps in learning diaphragmatic breathing: a first-aid technique for sports anxiety
|Article Title||Practical steps in learning diaphragmatic breathing: a first-aid technique for sports anxiety|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychology, University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1994|
|Pages||129 - 135|
|Keyword(s)||Autonomic nervous system, Blood, Carbon dioxide, Deep breathing, Effects, Hyperventilation, Inspiratory capacity, Mechanism, Oxygen concentration, Physiological reactions, Pleural cavities, Rhythmic pattern, Thoracic, Vagus nerve and Vasomotor centre|
Diaphragmatic breathing is an exercise which induces a state of physiological and psychological relaxation. The paper focuses on the process of learning the exercise. The two-stage process consisted of a ten-step training stage and a six-step practice stage. The concept, mechanism and the application of the exercise in sporting activities were examined. Empirical studies highlighting the efficacy of diaphragmatic breathing in reducing anxiety were reviewed.
Article metrics loading...