Learning to Breathe Diaphramatically
Lie on your abdomen--this will best is the most effective way to feel the difference between the usual method of breathing and employing the diaphragm. Use a blanket propped under your chest if needed for comfort.
Feel and visualize the diaphragm descending as you exhale, and notice your abdomen expanding gently against the floor.
Exhale and feel or visualize the diaphragm relaxing and moving the breath upward toward the chest while your abdomen flattens toward your spine.
Close your eyes and follow your breath for a few minutes--but picture each breath cycle as BEGINNING with exhalation and ENDING with an inhalation (rather than the opposite as most of us learned to do from an early age).