Belly breathing is part 2 in our series Moving Mums. Belly breathing is a pranayama technique best practised before, during and after birth. As your new role progresses, functional movement is a non negotiable part of your daily routine. The practice of belly breathing is a fundamental tool to enhance the connection of your core as a unit.

Steps

Lie down with a natural curvature in the spine, ground hands to the lower belly, inhale let your belly expand into the hands whilst maintaining a relaxed chest. Exhale and let the air expel slowly feeling the belly deflate, feel into the natural engagement of the transverse abdominals as they work in unison with pelvic floor.

Last Reviewed: 06/08/2018

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