Diaphragmatic Breathing Reclined

 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!

Basically, 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 is used in yoga as it is 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 your 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

Another key point is that this helps to deepen the breath, slow it down and calm the nervous system.   You will pause here for a minute or much longer if you have time.  This is 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.  Above all, you won’t regret it, I promise!

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Yoga doesn’t have to be complicated!  You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple these practices are & easy to slot into your everyday routine in just 60 seconds a day.  I created these free online yoga videos as a resource that you can come back to whenever you need a bit of inspiration. I hope you enjoy practicing them just as much as I enjoy making them! ~ Charley Hickey C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist & Owner Charleyoga

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Please Note: Most of our class videos are recorded for our students who have already practiced with us in person.  If you are new to things or injured and not sure if this is right for you then we suggest attending some yoga classes with a qualified teacher to ensure safety during your practice.  We advise that you consult with a health professional (e.g GP) first before starting a yoga practice.

Guided meditation can be a great tool to help alleviate stress & anxiety. However, meditation is not a substitute for professional healthcare.  If you feel you are not coping, then please seek professional help by speaking to your GP.  Mental Health Australia provides further information and resources that you might find helpful https://mhaustralia.org/need-help