Your Weekly Lesson

Day 31

Using the belly breath and TA activation in your everyday life is where the big changes happen. This takes some intentional practice to master but is absolutely worth it. The biggest mistake we see is in the timing. It is common to exhale, engage and then do the challenging activity but that tends to make us brace and hold our breath on the effort. Instead, think about timing the exhale and engage WHILE doing the work. You may need to exaggerate your shhhh or really think it through at first but this will make all the difference. Take a look at your resource video for a few more examples.

“Blow as you go.” This is a good way to make the breath functional. One purpose of your core is to stabilize your body when it is challenged. That challenge might be lifting your toddler or carrying some rocks for a new garden bed. We have different levels of effort required for different activities throughout the day. Using your breath to exhale and engage while doing all the big and little things really adds up.