Further progress cephalad and to the right is barred by the diaphragmatic adhesions of the liver just detailed.
This play should be mixed, that is to say, costal and diaphragmatic.
I have stated that there are three kinds of breathing—clavicular, costal and diaphragmatic; and these have been described.
Singers of renown practise what may be termed a sort of "forced" abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing.
It is mixed costal and diaphragmatic accompanied by a slight raising of the clavicle.
Below the diaphragmatic groove the thorax expands, the liver and other abdominal organs crowding the ribs outward.
Teachers of singing insist on diaphragmatic breathing, which is also of great benefit to the stomach, liver, and other organs.
The clinical consideration of diaphragmatic hernia, however, does not belong here.
In diaphragmatic hernia the stomach is found more frequently in the thorax than is any other abdominal viscus.
In diaphragmatic hernia an opening is more frequently found in the posterior part of this muscle.