I shared this breathing exercise with a client who needed an easy way to prepare their breath and mobility in a parking lot before a Spartan race. This exercise is part of a longer series of movements that awaken the entire torso for breathing. If your location permits, you can do this lying down on the floor.
The goal here is to place the ball under the armpit in order to help awaken the side-body and mobilize the top 3 or 4 ribs in the rib basket. The ball and your hand provide excellent sensory feedback for the brain in order to fine-tune or retrain our breathing patterns for optimal function.
Our breathing patterns often mirror what is going on in our body on a deep level both physically and emotionally. Disease, trauma, thoughts, and emotions can all affect how we are able to access and move the breathing structures in the body. Let your breath exercise be free and easy way to reset and recharge your body anywhere, anytime.