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How do I open my chest for better breathing? Years of anxiety/stress have caused my chest muscles and diaphragm to tighten and its hard to breathe.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yoga therapy

There are therapeutic yoga teachers who might be able to help you with this.
There are specific breathing practices which you could learn, and possibly help you shift your breathing patterns. There is practice involved. Google "yoga therapy" or "therapeutic yoga" and you will find many references -- some with search engines for local practitioners. Good luck.

In brief: Yoga therapy

There are therapeutic yoga teachers who might be able to help you with this.
There are specific breathing practices which you could learn, and possibly help you shift your breathing patterns. There is practice involved. Google "yoga therapy" or "therapeutic yoga" and you will find many references -- some with search engines for local practitioners. Good luck.
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