Updated: Oct 4, 2020
This week at Move Beyond, we are practicing better breathing techniques whilst blowing up baloons. Why, I hear you say?
We need to consider what happens whilst doing this fun activity: stretching of the diaphragm, activation of the abdominals, appropriate lengthening of the pelvic floor, stabilisation of the spine, and coordination of all the above muscles whilst managing the all-important intra-abdominal pressure - whilst working against the resistance of a baloon. It's a lot harder than you think, but the payoff is really worthwhile. It really builds core strength and stability.
We try these exercises before and after mobilising the rib cage and seeing how much better we can be after we free up our ribs through movement.
Come and join us to find out more!