Taking a deep breath can be difficult, for so many underlying reasons 😩
Especially, when asked to take a Pilates breath, and find rib expansion into the front, back and sides of your ribcage. Do you know how?
Take a moment to try. See if you can. Breathe in, and breathe out. Completely. Feeling the entire ribcage expand. Front, back and sides. Not belly breathing. Not a shallow breath only into the upper lobes of your lungs.
Breathing is one of our bodies foundations and has a tone of benefits you may not even be aware of.
👉 Reduce muscle tension and tightness.
👉 Regulate more effective core muscle activation and to co ordinate with the pelvic floor.
👉 Stimulate our parasympathetic nervous system to encourage rest and digestion.
👉 Improve sleep.
👉 Strengthen our immunity.
👉 Help to reduce cortisol levels and stress hormones within our system.
👉Promote healing and tissue repair by increasing levels of oxygen, detoxifies and releases toxins.
Breathing correctly is the first thing we teach in Pilates. And often one of the most frustrating foundation for many people to get. Let our experienced Pilates Instructors teach you how. There are way too many benefits to not give it a #mindfullmovement #healing #restorative #lovepilates #whatsyourfocus #pilates #breathing #foundation #core #stress #bodyfocuspilates #pelvicfloor #breathe