Some weeks back, after working on my rib anchor while swimming and walking, I developed breathing difficulty since my abdomen was now quite tight but upper chest was not loose enough to compensate. I found it difficult to take full breaths.
I've now "loosened my tummy" back and feel much more comfortable breathing-wise, but I feel I've regressed as far as stretch-sitting/glidewalking is concerned. My story may seem a bit exaggerated, but my efforts (both in the tightening and re-loosening of the abdomen) were also VERY exaggerated. I was desperate.
If I do the abdominal exercises in the book (which I really wasn't), will these simultaneously help open my chest/intercostals/pectorals for breathing, or might I end up in the same funk a second time?
I want to be able to sit and walk well, but I also want to get some of that life-restoring Oxygen in my lungs. Is it possible to do both now, or do I have to wait a couple years for my rib cage to expand?