In this exercise, I first inhale and exhale normally, then as I inhale, I force my belly inward, contrary to my natural breathing movement. The exercise improves my breathing diversity and my balancing ability.
The way I exercise ‘reverse forward’ breathing
- Breathing: exclusive through the nose.
- Position: I sit comfortably with a straight back, relax my tongue and jaw, and close my eyes.
- Reset my breathing.
- Inhale, inflating to maximum diaphragm amplitude. 2Xunits.
- Exhale, diaphragm moving to minimum diaphragm amplitude.. 4Xunits.
- Inhale, engaging my abdominal muscles, pushing my stomach backward towards my spine. 2Xunits.
- Exhale, releasing my abdominal muscles, my navel moving away from the spine, and my diaphragm moving to minimum amplitude. 4Xunits.
- Hold my breath until ‘air hunger start.’
- Repeat for a few rounds.
In the second part of the exercise, my breathing is paradoxical. My belly moves as if I’m exhaling when I actually inhale.
I sometimes combine anal-locking on the inhale as my stomach moves backward.
The breath holds prevent me from the excessive clearing of Carbon-diOxide.