Opening the Breath w/ Tom Myers

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Question 1
The principal muscle of breathing is
A
the intercostals
B
the anterior scalene
C
the psoas
D
the diaphragm
Question 2
Accessory muscles of breathing can include
A
the hip flexors
B
the sub-occipitals
C
nearly any muscle of the trunk, shoulders or neck
D
the anterior longitudinal ligament
Question 3
The nose does the following to the incoming air
A
warms it
B
wets it
C
cleans it
D
all of the above
Question 4
The rib ‘cage' involves how many joints?
A
more than 100
B
24
C
12
D
3
Question 5
The ribs and lungs are suspended directly between which two muscles
A
the rectus abdominis and the sternocleidomastoid
B
the quadratus lumborum and the scalenes
C
the pectorais major and the latissimus dorsi
D
the external and internal intercostals
Question 6
Tom refers to two muscles comprising a ‘cobra’ that are essential to good breathing posture. These are:
A
the psoas and the diaphragm
B
the sartorius and the abdominal obliques
C
the transversus abdominis and the multifidus
D
the rhomboids and the serratus anterior
Question 7
The ‘ideal’ motion of the shoulders on the rib cage in a deep breath is:
A
the breath should not move the shoulder girdle
B
the shoulders move straight up on the inhale and back down on the exhale
C
up and out on the inhale and down and in on the exhale
D
down and out on the inhale, and up and out on the exhale
Question 8
Work on the bottom of the ribs and costal cartilages (the sub costal margin) should avoid pressure on
A
the abdominal muscles
B
the xiphoid process
C
the sternocostal joints
D
rib #7
Question 9
Work on the lateral raphé / iliocostalis muscles in the back is usually performed
A
in an upward direction with the client prone
B
in a downward direction with the client side-lying
C
with the client holding the breath
D
in an upward direction with the client seated
Question 10
The axillary space (armpit)
A
affords the practitioner access to many myofasciae
B
is an endangerment site to be avoided
C
is not engaged in the respiratory process
D
is the easiest way to reach the rhomboids
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