Breathing to Improve Health

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Coaching a client entails so much more than simply doing a workout. The consult and assessment is key to producing an individual program design based on your goals and needs. But it doesn’t stop there, it also touches on the other 23 hours of your day from sleep to nutrition and more.

One key area we touch on is breath. Doesn’t sound that exciting but breath has an impact on our mood, sleep, digestion, muscles and the nervous system. Short shallow breaths have a tendency to tense up your nervous system. And the less oxygen available in your cells means the less energy you are able to produce which can leave you tired and lethargic on a regular basis.

Here are a couple tips to start breathing more efficiently:

  • Breathe in through your nose for a full 3 seconds,

  • While breathing in feel your lower belly, obliques and lower back fill with breathe, expanding like an inner tube. Fill it up.

  • Then breathe out through your mouth for a full 3 seconds. releasing breath at a nice even pace calmly and silently.

Equal breaths in and equal breaths out can help calm your nervous system, reduce tension throughout the body, and allow more breath to cells so they can function at a higher level. Want to take it to the next level, learn breathing exercises for performance.

Learn more about breathing exercises for your specific needs by emailing me today.

Jenika Gordon