Breathe right

Runner's World (UK) - - Body+Mind -

To de­velop bet­ter pos­ture you must fully ex­hale, ac­ti­vat­ing the di­aphragm and restor­ing proper pelvic po­si­tion. Do this drill daily to find the best align­ment.

1/ Lie on your back, feet flat on the floor. Breathe in through your nose. No­tice how your abdominals lift and your tail­bone pushes into the floor.

2/ Ex­hale through your mouth. Push all the air out of your lungs. Your abs will move closer to the floor, your back’s curve will lessen and more of your pelvis will touch the floor.

3/ Hold the bot­tom of the ex­hale for 3-5 secs. Your ribcage will come down. Use your lower abs to pull the pelvis into neu­tral align­ment, mid­back and up­per glutes against the floor. On the next in­hale, main­tain this align­ment, breath­ing into your belly and chest. Take 4-5 breaths this way.

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