The diaphragm sits beneath the rib cage and controls breathing. Exercise your diaphragm with the help of a professional yoga instructor in this free video.
Hi I'm Amy Newman, fitness expert, creator of The Perfect 10 Workout. I'm going to show you some yoga diaphragm exercises. First of all this is your diaphragm. You can see it with your rib cage. If you tuck in your abdominal area with a deep breath, you'll feel your diaphragm. You want to feel for it, exhaling keeping your diaphragm out, squeezing your abs, inhale, pulling your abs back to your spine, sticking your diaphragm out and expanding it as much as you can. You can also bend your knees, bring your hands down, take in a deep breath, suck in your gut, squeezing in your abdominal area as tightly as you can. Then push out a ridge right in the middle and by pressing on one side, rolling your stomach from one side to the other. That is abdominal churning and it takes a lot of practice to do it. So, if you want, definitely take your time with these exercises and don't press yourself too much. Always start off finding your diaphragm, breathing deep into your body and these are great exercises that you can do for your diaphragm in yoga.