Here I am sharing a super-effective exercise that not many know about. Give this exercise a try, every morning and every night and see if you can feel the difference. This is a really important exercise for a tiny waist! It’s my secret to a TINY waist.
Start by sitting on the floor, legs crossed. Close your eyes.
Take a slow, deep breath, drawing all the way down to the point below your belly button. Take note of whether your shoulder blades are drawing up toward your ears! This is one of the most common signs of spinal misalignment.
Notice the areas in your upper lungs, spine and ribcage where you might ache or ‘stick.’
Notice whether your diaphragm is having any trouble drawing breath down and into your lungs. Stress will prevent you from breathing as deeply as possible, contributing to your maligned spine and sticky spots.
Release the breath slow and long. Imagine tension and stress leaving your body on the exhale.
Suck in another slow and deep breath, imagining it pouring down your spinal column, touching each and every one of your vertebrae, all the way down to your sacrum.
Notice again how there may be ‘stuck’ spots along the spine where you are out of alignment. Rather than resisting or cringing, try to breath into and through these tiny pains and hitches.
Release the ‘stuck’ energy via the breath.
Repeat this awareness building breath until you’ve moved through all of your stuck spots. You may notice that you’re clenching your jaw in response to releasing another place in your body. This is great! If you notice this, you will have revealed to yourself where some of your energy is misplaced and out of balance. You are in the act of breathing through your stress and pain into better posture!
Continue breathing in this manner, making note of all ‘stuck’ spots and focusing on releasing and breathing through them, for a minimum of five minutes each day.