Garcia describes the inspiratory phase of the appoggio technique in this way;
In the first attempt to emit a sound, the diaphragm flattens itself, the stomach slightly protrudes, and the breath is introduced at will by the nose, by the mouth, or by both simultaneously.
During this partial inspiration, which is called abdominal, the ribs do not move, nor are the lungs filled to their full capacity, to obtain which the diaphragm must and does contract completely.
Then, and only then, are the ribs raised, while the stomach is drawn in.
This inspiration — in which the lungs have their free action from side to side, from front to back, from top to bottom — is complete, and is called thoracic or intercostal.
この吸気 ― 肺は左右、前後、上下に自由に活動する ― は、完全で、胸式呼吸或は肋間呼吸と言われる。
If by compression of any kind the lower ribs are prevented from expanding, the breathing becomes sternal or clavicular.