Ever wonder why most group instructors or trainers end classes or sessions with deep breathing? No, we're not finding ways to waste those last few minutes! Well, ok, sometimes. We're usually doing one of two things or both:
I woke up early this morning to a quiet house. Jim gone to work already, boys still sleeping. So I got up, took a shower and sat down in the old rocking chair in my bedroom--the one I keep meaning to replace--but I rocked both boys back and forth in it for so many years, I'm not ready.
Today life is crammed with demands on personal time, energy, and space. When you continuously care for others without taking care of yourself, you reach beyond your capacity to function. Like a hard drive with too much information, you essentially crash and burn due to these physical and mental imbalances. At a Pilates class it’s your time to recharge your batteries so you can rediscover your mind-body equilibrium. The Pilates breathing technique will help you to capitalize on your strengths without wearing yourself down.
During our long run of 13 miles last weekend one of our runners posted this question:
How do I breath when I run? the short is deeply....and then there is.. diaphragmatic breathing, into the stomach, into the lungs are the most popular forms of breathing. Not to forget breath holding :)