Belly Bliss

Keep your core strong and your gut healthy with three self-care moves.

A healthy gut supports a healthy core — and also a healthy brain. Here are two ball-based body releases and one self-care technique from Jill Miller, self-care expert and creator of Treat While You Train, designed to help you digest the goodness in life.

To get started, you’ll need one Coregeous® Ball.

Bridge Lifts with Diaphragm Vacuum

Equipment: none

The central tendon of the diaphragm is the “tunnel” through which the esophagus passes. A diaphragm that is not toned, or is too weak or too tight, can impact the health of the sphincter that controls food being safely stored in the stomach. A stiff diaphragm impedes the motion and expansion of the stomach, which can make indigestion and acid reflux a problem.

Digestive Massage

Equipment: Coregeous Ball

When you were a child and your tummy was upset, your mom or dad may have gently massaged your abdomen to make you feel better. As a grownup, you can soothe your own bellyache — just use a ball to create gentle pressure that moves in the direction of digestion.

Revolved Abdominal Pose

Equipment: none

This movement helps strengthen all of the layers of your abdominal muscles, mobilizes your intestines, improves your breath and strengthens your core.