Diaphragmatic Breathing

Health and Fitness Tip

Diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing or deep breathing is breathing that is done by contracting the diaphragm, a muscle located horizontally between the thoracic cavity and abdominal cavity. Air enters the lungs and the belly expands during this type of breathing. -Wikipedia

So this is one of the many exercises I am currently doing in Physical Therapy to help strengthen my abdominals since I am one of the many mothers who deal with Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation).

I am specifically sharing this exercise because not only does it give some benefit of making your abdominals work, but it teaches you how to BREATHE correctly, and even better, sets you in a relaxed state aka stress reliever.

You can very well add this into your routine at the end of your workout OR simply do this before you go to bed.

Relax and Breathe

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