Today we are talking about learning how to breathe properly and why it is oh so important for everything we do. Think of breathing as the foundation on which our bodies function. A house won’t stand without a proper foundation right?
So what does it mean to breathe properly? We need to work on developing a good 360 degree breathing pattern on your inhale. This means that when you inhale the following things should happen:
The first step is to get a that nice 360 inhale with front, back and side body expansion. On your inhale the pelvic floor should relax. You can think about directing your breath down to the pelvic floor.
On your exhale here is what you want to think about
What are some great ways to work on fixing your breathing. Let’s start by breaking it down by specific problems.
*If you noticed that your abs bulge out on your exhale, it means your core is not firing properly so this is something you want to try to work on, especially if you are healing a diastasis. We will cover the following in today's podcast.
*Your ribs are not moving out to the sides when you inhale. This means you will need to improve your rib mobility. Today we talk about techniques to improve your mobility. You can check out more videos of this on my instragram including skin rolling @Dr.allieflowersPT
*You are not getting back body expansion or you notice your back muscles are always so tight.
In summary, it is so important to work on developing a great breathing pattern. Remember it takes time and alot of practice. Don’t get frustrated, keep at it! If you need help or have any questions please let us know and we are happy to help you on your journey! Remember to follow me on instagram @Dr.allieflowersPT for more videos and tips!