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Two types of squat;

One is the 'Gym' squat which puts the low back and neck into extension.

Extension means tension which leads to activation of the Sympathetic nervous system ( fight or flight).

This extension causes overactivation of the QL ( quadratus lumborum muscles) , the Psoas ( hip flexors), hams, quads and calves to name a few.

The Psoas and the QL muscles have a fascial connection into the diaphragms so, breathing patterns will be affected in this position..

We produce a 'Rib flare' which reduces the connection between the diaphragms and the pelvic floor.

The other squat is the human functional squat which is a neuro sensory respiratory positional squat. This is the position of 'rest' and so activates the Parasympathetic nervous system ( rest and relaxation).

In this squat one can actively breathe into the flexed thorax and therefore encourage inhibition of those overactive spinal muscles.

Remember that stretching muscles alone does not teach them to flow more freely and this is why often you can stretch muscles indefinitely to no avail.

We must teach the brain to inhibit contraction by providing a neuro-sensory activity.

This will release the muscle immediately.

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