What is “back body expansion” and why is it important? This mini workshop and explanation begins to outline why. If you tend to experience “tightness” in your back and seek to remedy it through stretching, this mini workshop will just be the tip of the iceberg but will provide you with some helpful alternatives.
We’ll go over one cue and two exercises for helping train breath moving more into our back to promote more balance in the body and more efficient breathing overall.
Training sessions and/or instruction will involve physical exertion and it is solely your responsibility to rest and/or stop when appropriate regardless of encouragement or instruction. It is your responsibility to listen to your body and to keep yourself safe. It is your responsibility to consult a physician before beginning use of any fitness programming and wellness content. You should consult your physician or other health care professional(s) to determine if it is right for your needs. Do not start this fitness programming if your physician or health care provider advises against it. Not all exercise programs are suitable for everyone. Read more here.
I loved this mini breath workshop…… reminds me of all the years of voice lessons where diaphrmatic breathing was the foundation of vocal production.
One image used there that I found helpful was the idea of the diaphram being like an inner tube of a tire that when activated expanded with breath inhale 360. and deflated 360 with the exhaling of breath. …The slow exhale is controlled by that lower pressure from the ” bottom of your tire”, ie your pelvic floor. When successfully executed the chest doesn’t move at all for a singer.