Three Breath-Centered Yoga Poses to Teach Your Clients

By: Michael Black;

Published: Structure Function Integration Journal of the Dr Ida Rolf Institute

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Language: English

Vol: 48

Page: 34-38

In this article, Rolfer and yoga instructor Michael Black offers three yoga poses to teach clients to integrate their breath after their Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI) sessions. First is the discussion of direct and indirect language when teaching movement during a Rolfing session. Then, the author describes: (1) three-part breath, (2) thoracic extension and flexion, and (3) child’s pose sidebends. There are many breathing movement exercises; the author highlights these three for their ease and effectiveness. The hope is that these breath-centered poses will help clients in their day-to-day life to be empowered so that they can improve and embody a full expansive breath.