Breathing and activation of the torso in corrected sitting posture according to Brügger

Goal of the exercise:

  • Straightening the spine
  • Involving the abdominal muscles
  • Relieving the spine
Default position
  • Sit down (you can use a balance pad)
  • Correct you sitting posture by tilting your pelvis forward, pull your chest up, and push your head back
Phase 1
  • Breathe into your stomach, so that the abdomen would open up in all directions
  • Breathe only into your stomach, and rest on your thorax
  • Keep your body and spine firm and straight
Phase 2
  • Place your hands with palms facing down on your thighs
  • Push one of your wrists against the thigh, and push your thigh against the wrist
  • Repeat the same motion on the other side
Phase 3
  • Switch sides and repeat the whole exercise
Exercise video tutorial

Common mistakes

  • The torso is not straightened up
  • The lumbar spine is slouched or too curved
  • The shoulders are lifted up towards tge ears
  • The head is advanced too much in the front

How often to exercise

  • Repeat the process 3 times on each side

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