“Respiration always goes hand in hand with the postural stability of the spine.” – Prague School of Rehabilitation
Can you breathe well? How are we functionally designed to breathe? What does breathing influence and does it really make a difference?
The importance of our breathing is poorly understood because it is something we all do without much consideration or awareness. The truth is our breathing has a huge affect on how we move, how we think and how we feel. The average person breaths 30,000 times a day…..so if our breathing is even slightly “off” then there will be a huge accumulation affect, day to day, week to week and even year to year.
By training your breathing properly you will:
- Experience more energy
- Become clearer and calmer
- Generate far better stability for athletic movement
- Reduce/overcome back pain through enhanced stabilization
- Deal with health issues such as asthma, fatigue, anxiety and depression
- Have deeper and more rejuvenating sleep
- Improve movement and flexibility
Even though we all know how to breathe, very few of us actually breathe functionally. In the developed world our daily habits inhibit our ability to breath well and with ease. Too much time sitting in chairs, more and more stressors in our lives and a tendency of “mental busyness” all contribute to the average person breathing too fast, breathing too shallow and breathing through the mouth. Along with this our posture and alignment affects the function of our primary respiration muscle (diaphragm) and so we become unstable and experience poor stability and pain.
Live Better Longer will teach you how to:
- Regulate your breathing rate and volume
- Use and feel the affects of a functional diaphragm
- Create Intra Abdominal Pressure (IAP) to develop better stability and postural control
- Use breathing rhythms to bring about relaxation