TO MAINTAIN RESILIENCE OF YOUR ABDOMINAL MUSCLES
This exercise, in its various positions, will be of such great value to you for your entire life, that we will spend the entire practice period of today in learning its movements. Study the illustrations and read the text of s 73-77 carefully before actually attempting the movements.
J Sit in a cross-legged posture.
3 Work the abdominal muscles to contract your abdomen as much as possible. The depth of the contraction can be increased byfirst pushing out with the muscles (as in the Complete Breath), then contracting, then pushing out again, etc.
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This will strengthen the abdominal muscles.
It is necessary to gain some control of these muscles.
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