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Breathing Exercises -- Stage 7

Use the Core Pump to improve mobility.

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Caution: Breathing exercises presented here are not for people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, or fragile bones. If you have a history of tumors, pneumothorax, or hemothorax, you will need to seek medical advice and/or supervision prior to performing any breathing exercises.

Purpose: To improve mobility by performing the Core Pump of Breathing Exercise Stage 6 while assuming various postures.

Schedule: Perform Breathing Exercise Stages 4 - 7 together in one session.

Start: Begin by sitting down in a comfortable, upright position with your feet placed firmly on the ground.

Step 1: Place your left and right hands as follows:

Left Hand: place over your belly button.
Right Hand: place over your chest bone.

Step 2: Bend the trunk forward, and perform the Core Pump from Breathing Exercise Stage 6 three to four times. Bend further forward and repeat.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2, this time bending the trunk backward.

Step 4: Repeat Step 2, this time turning the trunk to the right.

Step 5: Repeat Step 2, this time turning the trunk to the left.

Step 6: Repeat Step 2, this time side-bending the trunk to the right.