Runner, coach, and A4Y Pro Andie Cozzarelli shows you how to assess your diaphragmatic breathing to ensure balanced relaxation through pelvic floor and body overall. Use this video to test how symmetrical you are breathing side-to-side, and then ease any imbalance you identify with a quick side-lying diaphragmatic breathing practice.
Pro Tip: If you aren’t breathing evenly through both sides of your ribcage equally on each side, your body may feel it in the pelvic floor. If you notice tightness through the hips and pelvis on one side in particular, check that you are able to move with a balanced breath,
Focus: breathing, post-run or workout, anytime your hips or pelvis feel tight
Key muscles: diaphragm, pelvic floor