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LDT Breathing in Plank (and other) position/s

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I've recently 've been tinkering with lower dan tien breathing in plank position, at various angles: horizontal (as pictured below), or not as rigorous such as putting my elbows on the end of my bed (toes on floor), or on a window sill, etc.  I like it because it engages musculature in a way I miss from weight-lifting, but I am still careful to keep some soft aspect when I LDT breathe (balancing softness, tension, circulation within the LDT breathing).

 

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Curious what positions y'all have explored in conjunction with LDT breathing?

 

- Trunk

 

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... and anything that you feel moved to share in the general topic-area, please do. :) 

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Hi Trunk!  In Yin Yoga I was taught to use a basic square pranayama breathing pattern.  Equal time duration of inhale, hold, exhale, hold.  Have used this with all poses in the Yin repertoire. 

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We use LDT breathing in all of our Qi Kung. I breath into it nearly all the time. Throughout the night. All day.

 

It was interesting to see the pose you posted - will try that - a form that causes reverse breathing. This type tends to accentuate the golf ball relatively clearly and viserally. It will often bring heating but can bring other options up.

 

How does the pose you posted work for you? What do you feel from it? Do you feel the LDT clearly as a ball or sometimes as a mass and sometimes as a ball?

 

 

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All of our temple style taiji breathing is LDT breathing. This carries into all breathing, pretty much all the time. 

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Adding basic variations of plank while LDT breathing:

- side/s

- reverse

- lift one arm

- lift one leg

 

If any of you are inspired to blab about any related LDT breathing and/or position/s, please feel free. :)

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I continue to get surprisingly effective results from LDT breathing while in plank, and basic plank variations (fwd, reverse, each side, lifting one arm/leg up, slowly rotating that arm/leg - all while LDT breathing).  It's super fast efficient, no equipment.  Really pleased with this line of exploration.  Journaling notes on process, results.

 

I find that DGS teacups complements LDT-breathing-in-plank (how about, "PlankLDT") really well.  Loosens around the spine.  Also a super concise fast efficient exercise.  These two work wonderfully, individually and especially together, and take almost no time to do, no equipment.  Really pleased with current ventures.  :D

 

 

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