Here is an exercise from the Better Breathing Workshop for this Saturday, May 28, 2016. Move your lower rib cage while you breathe. Not the upper chest or the shoulders, but the lower rib cage. Put your hands on your sides where you can feel your ribs. Make them flare out as you inhale. They’ll float back in as you exhale. Move them as much and as often as you can before our workshop. You’ll be surprised how mobility improves in just a few days.
This one-minute video shows what is going on with the diaphragm and ribs while you breathe. Click here.
Moving the lower ribcage is the first of 5 points we’ll cover for that easy, efficient, baseline breath. You’ll come away with a 10-minute practice that will help you, and that you can develop as much as you like. (And if you’re interested in advanced breathing practices, you’ll want to get the mechanics of the baseline breath first.) Register for the workshop or for more information (contact @ cynthiabretheim . com).
Logistics: There is a lot to cover from 10:00-Noon. The workshop fee is $20, check or cash is fine. Dress in layers so you can be comfortable temperature-wise.
Scents: Please come scent free to accommodate our friends with allergies. (Do not wear scented cosmetics, lotions or perfumes.)
Directions: The workshop will be at Fountain Square, 101 W Kirkwood on the square in downtown Bloomington. map There is free three-hour parking in the parking garage on 4th street between College & Walnut. There is metered on-street parking all around at $1.00/hour using quarters. Please don’t get a ticket.