One thing I notice with this is that I get a very good sensation of the lower back expanding....I don't know, I might fool with it for a while....it's not like I have anything ELSE going on right now, that's for sure ;-)It's whatever you find works for you. If you don't expand the abdomen out then the you can compensate for the lung capacity you might lose by instead using the top part of the lungs.
But I prefer to think of a more full (three part) yoga breath low - middle top. But whatever works is all good.
I will attempt to fix that and contact OP to try to get the all the edits undone (mods cannot do that)in fact after OP having edited all the posts, this entire thread makes now no sense at all
Exactly , down , and not out as many people think !! Well said sir !.
Belly breathing, what they teach in yoga, is the act of using the diaphragm muscle to push the abdominal organs down