Originally Posted by ocean
Do any of you know what is the purpose (in terms of chi distribution) of reverse breathing?
Reverse breathing expands the lungs more than in normal breathing, it also helps to clear stale air. Babies in the womb breath reverse.
Regarding ' chi '..... Chi is stored in the three Dantiens, upper, middle and lower, the lower is said to be the most important and with reverse breathing you are waking up the lower Dantien to aid the circulation of Chi more efficiently.
If you try it make sure your tongue touches the roof of your mouth, rest it just behind your front teeth this is an important accupuncture point where Yang Chi and Yin Chi change over.
Qigong breathing might interest you