The Jelly Fish Breath is a great breath to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor for both men and women. It’s also perfect for women during pregnancy and postpartum.
- Sit comfortably on an exercise ball or firm cushion with your sitz bones and perineum (the area between the vaginal opening and anus) in contact with the ball/cushion. Make sure your spine is aligned so that you have a natural low back curve.
- Close your eyes and imagine a jellyfish floating gently down to the bottom of the ocean as you inhale. Notice how it opens wide and relaxes just as your pelvic floor relaxes, your ribs expand, and your diaphragm relaxes down.
- With each exhale, visualize the jelly fish gently lifting up and closing, just as your pelvic floor and diaphragm lift and the ribs go back to neutral.
- Each inhale expands the belly and each exhale allows the belly to move in towards the spine.