Yoga In 60 Seconds ~ Recline, Relax & Breathe
Diaphragmatic Breathing To Relax & Restore
You will need a blanket and a lesson in blanket folding for this one!
Diaphragmatic breathing is a way of breathing that helps strengthen your diaphragm, an important muscle that helps you breathe. This breathing exercise is also sometimes called belly breathing or abdominal breathing. It’s used in yoga as it’s easy to learn, safe for most people and can be used in many situations off the yoga mat too.
This restful position on the blanket is a place to check in with your breath and relax the body. The folded blanket runs along the spine to bring more awareness to the chest and encourage the 3-dimensional movement of the ribcage. A gentle back bend is caused by the slight lift of the blanket whilst the spine is safely supported by the floor beneath
This helps to deepen the breath, slow it down and calm the nervous system. You can pause here for just a minute or two or much longer if you have time. A great position to lie in and listen to a guided meditation, add another blanket over you to stay warm and comfortable. Take a little time out for yourself and take your attention inward. You won’t regret it, I promise!
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