Activation of a correct breathing stereotype

Goal of the exercise:

  • Correct posture and function of the lower back
  • Cooperation between pelvic floor and diaphragm
Default position
  • Lay on your back
  • Place your lower legs on the chair, or just bend your knees
  • Lengthen your spine out, (you can put a pillow below your head)
  • Keep your arms alongside your body
  • Relax your shoulders
  • Relax your chest
  • Breath into the sides of your ribs and to your pelvis - jakoby se pupík prodýchnutím chtěl dostat až dolů k chodidlům.
  • Direct the breath into the lower parts of the ribs to the sides and to your lower back
  • The sensation during breathing is similar to breathing during defecation
Exercise video tutorial

Common mistakes

  • Breathing into the upper body, and moving the ribs up
  • Bending the head in cervical spine area
  • Shoulders are not relaxed
  • Bending the spine too much
  • Pressure in the lower back against the ground
  • The abdomen is not relaxed
  • The chest is not relaxed

How often to exercise

  • During this exercise quality is better than quantity
  • Exercise shorter time, but precisely
  • Repeat few times a day

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