These 🔥🔥🔥 are devastating. My heart is breaking for everyone affected. Even 200 miles away the air quality is still horribly unsafe.
I’ve completely taken for granted the ability to go on a run, open the windows, or take a deep breath. .
Being able to sense the breath in the body is a part of your relaxation highway — sense, control, and receive all the benefits. This week we’ll be working with the muscles involved in breathing (diaphragm, core, psoas and more) in order to create a little more space in your ribs for the lungs to expand without aggravating the body.
1. Open side body: lie over a #corgeousball (a rolled up blanket will work) in a lateral bend. Stay for several breaths up to a few minutes. Repeat on the other side.
2. Open the front of the ribs + massage the belly: lie on your stomach with the ball (or blanket) in the very center of the abdomen, legs extended long behind you. Take a breath in, at the top of the inhale contract your abdominals then exhale all the breath out and relax the belly completely. Do several rounds up to a few minutes.
3. Relax on your back in constructive rest (feet flat, knees bent) and take a few breaths filling the belly, ribs, chest as you inhale, then deflating the chest, ribs, belly as you exhale.
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