1. Exhale and fasten the BAT snugly around your lower abdomen with the padded section facing your body and the Velcro® section facing out.
2. Try alternating your hand with the BAT while working on managing your exhalation. As a general rule, use only the first two thirds of your breath capacity before breathing again, since you can’t efficiently manage the breath if you run out of air.
3. At the start of the exhalation, count out loud with a full voice, pausing for a second between each number. What does your body do to keep the air from rushing out between the numbers? Try to remain expanded and engaged, instead of allowing your breath (support) to collapse between numbers.