Arching with the suck em up posture

The suck 'em up posture strengthens and tones the abdominal muscles and the internal organs. The posture is especially beneficial for relieving constipation.

1. Start on your hands and knees with your hands just below your shoulders and your knees at hip width.

2. Inhale deeply through your nose.

3. Exhale through your mouth and hump your back like a camel as you bring your chin down.

When you have fully exhaled, don't immediately inhale; hold your breath where it is and then suck your belly up towards your spine (see Figure 9-5).

Wait two to three seconds with the belly up and breath restrained, providing you don't end up gasping for air.

4. As you inhale, return to the starting position and then pause for a breath or two.

5. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 four to six times, pausing for a breath or two between each repetition.

Do this exercise only on an empty stomach, and avoid it if you're having stomach pain or cramps of any kind because it may intensify the symptoms. Avoid this exercise during menstruation.

Figure 9-5:

Make sure that you exhale fully before you suck your belly up.

Figure 9-5:

Make sure that you exhale fully before you suck your belly up.

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