This exercise uses a small weight on the abdomen to direct an individual to push their belly upwards when they breathe in, letting it sag down when they breathe out. This action ensures the diaphragm muscle is used correctly. Using this drill can restore normal breathing mechanics, improve abdominal muscle coordination, neck muscle activity and gently mobilise rib and spine joints. It also promotes slower, deeper breathing, which helps to restore blood chemistry to normal.
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