Breathing is something I don’t think about. It just happens. It is fairly effortless and automatic. Thinking is also something that occurs automatically….it just seems to happen.
In this blog I talk about the idea that breathing and thinking are closely linked.
I do not think that it is accidental that our higher functions develop to their highest levels as the sternum slowly ossifies – and forever completes the mechanics of all structures connecting the sternum …..this needs work…Ill be back..
In mammals the sternum is divided into three parts, from anterior to posterior: (1) the manubrium, which articulates with the clavicles and first ribs; (2) the mesosternum, often divided into a series of segments, the sternebrae, to which the remaining true ribs are attached; and (3) the posterior segment, called the xiphisternum. In humans the sternum is elongated and flat; it may be felt from the base of the neck to the pit of the abdomen. The manubrium is roughly trapezoidal, with depressions where the clavicles and the first pair of ribs join. The mesosternum, or body, consists of four sternebrae that fuse during childhood or early adulthood. The mesosternum is narrow and long, with articular facets for ribs along its sides. The xiphisternum is reduced to a small, usually cartilaginous xiphoid (“sword-shaped”) process. The sternum ossifies from several centres. The xiphoid process may ossify and fuse to the body in middle age; the joint between manubrium and mesosternum remains open until old age. https://www.britannica.com/science/sternum
will continue this later…..