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    Default Flutter

    Who can do the flutter?
    I don't seem to get it?
    Any tips?

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    Hi Sokev! Do you mean a belly flutter? I am working on that one myself. At the moment I can do it but I can't sustain it for very long. I started by breathing in and out rapidly through my nose, moving my stomach with every breath until I could do it pretty fast. I'd love to hear more tips.
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    Marisha

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    I haven't managed this one yet either. I'm trying, but its just not happening

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    I teach a flutter in stages.
    First is to locate your diapraghm...which is just under the "V" of your rib cage. Panting (especially on 'all fours') will help you locate it!
    To create the 'flutter', you have to create a 'vacuum' by exhailing and then holding your breath. While holding your breath, raise your rib cage and "laugh"...a big 'belly' laugh and you'll find that you should be able to move the muscle around the upper abs.
    Let me know how you make out!
    Gia

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    Yes, don't forget to hold your breath. My teacher always says to "pant like a dog" and when you have it down, close your mouth. But yeah, if you can isolate your diaphragm, that should help a lot.

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    Wow, Gia that is the best advice I ever heard.... and it makes so much sense, an inward laugh !! lol

    Will be trying that

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    I learned the flutter as a by product of learning to isolate the tummy muscles for a belly roll.
    My first instructor used to have us lay on the floor on our backs, lightly laying one hand on the lower abdomen, the other on the diaphragm. Then we'd practice pushing out and pulling in the diaphragm muscles with an even rythm. Then repeat using the lower abdominal muscles. This helped strengthen those muscles and our control over them. Then we'd flex and release the diaphragm then lower abdomen one after the other. By lying on our backs we didn't have to worry about posture or any other muscles.
    Because I had been practicing the belly roll that way I discovered that I had developed very strong control over the diaphragm muscle and could easily do the flutter as well as hold it for a fairly long period of time. I'm pretty much only limited in my flutter by the length of time I can go without breathing...LOL!

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    this is all great advice & I think I may have even made a little progress by trying out all the methods - thanks!

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    thats so wonderful,i will have lots of fun trying out these methods.



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    Glad to be of service!!! Enjoy your flutters!!!
    Gia

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