Chair Yoga Poses
This picture illustrates what it looks like from just below the diaphragm, in the abdominal cavity looking upwards.
The diaphragm is like a sheet of muscle that separates the thoracic cavity (heart and lungs) from the abdominal cavity. It helps perform the important function of respiration by contracting and increasing the volume of the thoracic cavity so that air is drawn down into the lungs.
It is activated whenever we breathe. We can tone the diaphragm by performing efficient breathing and drawing in the belly slightly when doing yoga asanas.
The coracobrachialis is one of the smallest muscles on the front of the shoulder. Its origin is from the apex of the coracoid process and attaches on the medial surface of the humerus.
Situated at the front of the shoulder it is activated any time we have arms out in front of the body, like in push up position.
Muscles Associated with the Large Intestine Hamstrings
Situated at the back of the upper leg are 3 main muscles that make up the hamstrings. Many people have tight hamstrings, mainly due to sitting in chairs where the hamstrings are always contracted. A lot of anger and similar emotions get stored in the legs and hamstrings.
The hamstrings are activated anytime we bend our knees. They are lengthened when we straighten the legs.