I have decided to republish this post as I feel that importance of breathing is so understated. It is something you can do for yourself, to share with your children, family and friends. I only wish it was taught to children ins school. It is so simple yet so transformative.
So here we go…
“Before breathing exercises it took me 45 minutes to really get into my stride when off road mountain biking. Within 2 weeks of breathing exercises, the warm up period disappeared. At the end of the ride, 3 hours later, I was still going full on. The other riders were asking what I was on, I said ‘Air’ “. Michael Cohen
Breathing is a technique that I teach to all our clients as it is something that we take for granted in our day. So what I want to do is to introduce you to a very simple yet dynamic technique that can help you to deal with a reaction to your hypersensitivity such as extreme tiredness, headaches, chronic fatigue or lethargy.
Breathing is something we take for granted in our day. As you sit here now you are probably shallow breathing.
The consequences of this are:
- You are not emptying and filling your lungs. This means you are pushing stale air around your body.
- You will have cardiovascular limitations i.e. your heart will feel the strain of certain physical actions such as: running, physical exercise, sports and for others just a walk down the road.
- You may be reverse breathing therefore it could be putting strains on your coping mechanism and restricting the amount of oxygen when under stress, strain or pressure.
How often do you breathe deep, right into your abdominal area?
The following are some of the potential benefits you can achieve by incorporating deep breathing exercises into your day:
- Filling and emptying your lungs and removing the stale air.
- Improving your circulatory system and connective pathways.
- Increasing the saturation of oxygen in your blood.
- Improving your cardiovascular system. Just remember your heart is a muscle and can be developed the more you practice.
- Directing the breathe into areas of the body where there are injuries and illnesses. This will be stimulating on a healing level as well calming in the case of a pain, stress or anxiety.
- Reducing your cardiovascular warm up period at the start of physical sports and exercise.
- Reducing your recovery period from physical sports and exercise.
Do you reverse breathe?? Many people reverse breathe without realising and without causing a problem. However, others may struggle when under physical strain, physical exercise, stress or anxiety. In order to check whether you do, you will need to complete a Breathe Test…to be continued.
In the remaining series of Quick Fix Tips for Breathing we will take you through the technique to test if your reverse breathe. PLUS we have 5 beginners and advanced breathing techniques that are totally invigorating and calming.
So subscribe to the blog now and learn how you can use the techniques to help you mange hypersensitivities.