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Belly Breathing

Belly breathing, what is it, and how to do it? Belly breathing, aka diaphragmatic breathing, is a scientifically proven way to reduce stress and is a great way to connect with your pelvic floor.

  1. Sit comfortably and focus your attention on breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. However, instead of breathing into your chest, concentrate on breathing deeply into your belly (you can place a hand on your abdomen to make sure it’s expanding). During this phase focus on relaxing your pelvic floor.

  2. Hold your inhales for a couple of seconds.

  3. Then exhale fully through your mouth, feeling your belly shrink back down. During this phase focus on contracting your pelvic floor. To contract imagine picking up a blueberry with your us the visual helps ;)

  4. Repeat for at least 10 cycles of breaths.

Got the hang of belly breathing, now try incorporating it into movement. Come check out a FIT4MOM class. Your first class is free. Grab your free class pass here.