Deepen your breath capacity with Three Part Breath exercise. Watch the duck move.
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Hi I’m Dina Prioste. Welcome to Get Exercised. One of the reasons that people don’t like to exercise, so they say, is because they have a hard time breathing while they’re doing it. Well, I’m going to show you how to improve your breath capacity before even putting on those running shoes with a three-part breathe exercise. To do this exercise, you can either sit on a comfortable seated position or lie down on your back, either on your bed or on the floor somewhere comfortable. So, we’ll start going from the top and make our way down. First, place your right hand on your collar bone just below your throat. Take a deep inhale, and deep exhale. Pretty basic right? So just feel kind of where your body is expanding with this first part. It is just the collar bone and the shoulders. Not very deep, right? Now, this is how most people usually breathe throughout the day. So you want to expand the breath capacity here, we’re going to add on. So keep your right hand there, take your left hand down to your chest either above the heart or a little bit lower here between the ribs. And, you’re going to take a deep inhale into the first part collar bone. Hold your breath, inhale now a little bit more. Bring it down into the chest to expand the rib tone and exhale, everything out. Again, inhale to the collar bone, hold. Inhale down into the chest fold, and exhale, release it out. So as you move through both parts, feel how your body now is expanding to your ribs. You can really start to open up. Your muscles are all opening up here to give you a deeper breath. So now, we’re going to move on down to the third part, which is the lower abdomen which most people have the hardest time at first. Let in those muscles relax because we’re used to walk in around sucking it in all day long. “Hey! Hey Tim! Hi. Yeah we’re just working out. Yeah, Okay later. Bye!” Believe me, your not here to impress anyone, so let your belly hang out. And to show you, I’m going to use my Mcduckie scarf. So, if you don’t happen to have a duck handy you can just use your hand. Now, I want you to see how Mcduckie is going to move as I move my belly. Oh he’s almost too small. My belly is almost too big for Mcduckie. Okay. So now, you’re going to keep your left hand on your chest. Take your right hand down to your Mcduckie. You’re going to inhale in to the first part collar bone. Hold the breath. Inhale down into the chest. Hold. Again inhale even deeper, let your abdomen relax. Oh! See the duck move? And exhale. Release it all out. You can also practice three-part breath exercise starting from the bottom up starting with your abdomen, chest, up to the collar bone. The key here is to really focus on just letting the muscles relax with that inhalation. And once you come back to your normal breath, now you have that muscle membrane from the three-part breathe exercise and you now know how much your body can relax to let that breathe open up and be deeper here. Next week, I’m going to demonstrate a few back pens that open up the shoulders, stretch the front of the body and straighten the core. Hotness will ensue. Thanks for watching. I’m Dina Prioste and you have just been exercised, right Mcduckie?