Written by, Dr. Austin Abbruscato
Your breath affects your posture.
“My breath affects my posture”
Yes posture effects breath, so I guess it depends on which factor you would rather focus on, but I like to
personify my breath: imagine it trapped under a bunch of rubble, getting stronger and stronger as it
fights its way through the heavy “stuckness” of my tight intercostal muscles and weak diaphragm,
reaching finally the light…because once my breath is natural and deep I literally feel lighter in my body.
Calmer in my physical self.
Let’s do an exercise:
1. If you have a resistance band, kinesiology tape, or a Core360 belt, go ahead and grab it!
Otherwise, you can use your fingers.
2. Break your torso up into 4 quadrants: right and left lower abdomen, and right and left low back.
Place both thumbs on the low back and both pointer fingers on the abdomen, or wrap your tape
band or belt around those four spots.
3. Focus ONLY on the right abdomen. Imagine your breath, visualize the air you are taking in. Send
it to that spot, deep in the lower belly, and continue to do so until you notice the subtle
expansion of the lower right belly. Take a few more breaths for practice and then switch your
focus to the lower left abdomen. Follow the same instructions and continue on to the two
points in the lower back.
4. Continue, now focusing on expanding all four points in the same inhale. Expanding your torso
This will feel weird the first few times you try it! That’s ok, you’ll be a master in no time.