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The importance of the EXHALE to facilitate toning of the Core.
Notice as you forcibly exhale your waist narrows and your belly moves towards your spine. ( as when you cough and sneeze).
This is the beginning of toning and the setting up for core strengthening exercises.
With the Pilates system the ability to maintaining the “naval to spine during the exhalation and inhalation is essential.
Next week: Thoracic breathing
Remember? Keep your heart lifted!
Notice how your rib cage narrows, sinks and settles like a birds wings.
Keep your heart lifted as you breath out three times completely emptying your lungs.
Inhale fully each time.
Stayed tuned for more Anatomy of the Breath Tips.