Breathe Right, Now

Men's Health |


Lie faceup with your feet flat against a wall and your knees and hips bent 90 degrees. Place a 10- to 15cm ball between your knees and extend your right arm above your head; hold an uninflated balloon in your left hand by your side. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth, tilting your pelvis up so that your tail-bone rises off the floor (your lower back should remain on the ground).

Hold that pelvic position as you raise your right arm toward the ceiling. Put the balloon to your mouth with your left hand. Inhale through your nose, and then exhale into the balloon as you reach toward the ceiling with your right arm. Hold for three seconds (don’t let the air out of the balloon). Repeat the process two more times, then return to the starting position. That’s 1 round. Do 5 rounds up to three times a day.