Diaphragmatic Breathing Or Abdominal Breathing By ProRehab First Best Choice

Diaphragmatic Breathing Part 1

…We live in a very fast paced and stressful society and sometimes you need to lay down and breath. This exercise focuses on using your diaphragm to breathe, not your accessory muscle that attach to your upper chest and neck….

Introduction

This guided relaxation video on breathing exercises by ProRehab First Best Choice is 2 minutes 35 seconds long. It focuses on a single theme of the diaphragmatic breathing exercises, also known as abdominal breathing, deep breathing, belly breathing. It uses still video of a female instructor to explain the technique and she has the help of a female demonstrate to demonstrate the technique.

Video Components

Theme

The theme of this relaxation video is well focused on diaphragmatic breathing exercises. After a brief introduction the female instructor describes incorrect breathing as shallow breathing through the chest and compares it to proper breathing through the diaphragm or abdomen. The camera then pans to a female demonstrator who demonstrates the technique.

Audio

The audio used in this diaphragmatic breathing exercises video contains the voice of the female instructor only. Her tone and pace is ok but it could be a little more soft and the pace could be a little slower and more relaxed. There is also a slight technical issue with background hiss on the recording.

Instructions

The verbal instructions are given by the female instructor in both a clear and detailed explanation.

Demonstration

The demonstration is given by a female demonstrator that is a different female to the instructor and there are two different demonstration scenarios. The female demonstrator is in a sideways lying down on her back body position in the first scenario and uses visual cues during the demonstration in the form of hand positioning and gestures on the abdomen or belly and the chest as does the female instructor. In the second scenario, the female demonstrator is in a sideways lying down on her belly body position. Here, just the female instructor uses visual cues during the demonstration in the form of hand positioning and gestures on the back and sides of the female demonstrator. The use of the hands in both scenarios supports and reinforces the verbal instructions very well.

Scenes

There is just one scene used in this diaphragmatic breathing exercises video which is that of the female instructor and female demonstrator demonstrating the breathing exercise within a gym.

Images

The scene of this diaphragmatic breathing exercises video shows images of the female instructor and female demonstrator on an exercise mat within a gym, surrounded by exercise equipment. The camera angle changes back and forth during the video. It starts in a horizontal position, focused on the female instructor and changes to point downwards towards the floor to focus on the female demonstrator. A slight negative aspect is that the video image size does not fill the screen completely and distracting black bars are visible.

Diaphragmatic Breathing Or Abdominal Breathing By ProRehab First Best Choice

Conclusion

This video on diaphragmatic breathing exercises is good at explaining and the breathing technique. The instructions and demonstration are clear and detailed. However, it would e better if done at a more relaxed pace and in a more relaxed tone of voice. There are a couple of technical issues like hiss on the audio recording and distracting black bars at the side of the video.

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