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Sore throat after breath work

For some reason the back of my throat feels as if I have been shouting a lot after doing breath work. I am not breathing hard, heavy or deep, but I am amazed at how much tension I feel when I am trying to breathe.


This sort of soreness can be from one three things.

  1. Pressurizing the esophagus from closing the glottis ( glottal stop )
  2. Losing the ease of the breath action by trying to hurry the process
  3. Natural changes due to the conditioning qualities of the Tai Chi Breath training method.
What to do.

Pay closer attention to maintaining ease in practice. Let go more, go lighter. Take your time and be gentle. There's no rush.

Thank you, Sifu. Probably all the are at play.