In this exercise, I hyperventilate by volume while bending my spine back and forth and following with a breath hold on empty lungs. The exercise rapidly reduces Carbon-diOxide in my bloodstream and then increases it to a high level.
The way I exercise ‘spine’ 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 deeply, erecting my spine while pushing my body backward with the help of my palms pressing my thighs. The head tilts to the back, and the chin moves away from the chest as the chest expands.
- Exhale while bending my spine forward and placing the back of my hands on my thighs, palms up. My chin moves towards my chest as the chest collapses.
- Continue until I get to the ‘hyperventilation sensation start’ on the tip of my tongue.
- Exhale fully and hold my breath until I reach the point of ‘air hunger start.’
In this exercise, I’m ‘pulling’ my breath to hyperventilation and then pulling it to the opposite extreme of breath holding.
My breathing synchronizes with my spine movement. By bending my spine forward, I force-press air out of my lungs, and when I erect my spine, I create inhale vacuum.
The bending and straitening of the spine create a rocking movement.
In the first part, I focus on my navel moving back and forth, and when I hold my breath, I focus on the tip of my tongue.