Monday, June 3, 2013

Breathing Basics

Breathing....Face time with Jeannie
 In this video I explain about the Breathing Basics video

Breathing Basics 
Fantastic for beginners or anyone who wants to strengthen their core


Something so simple, can it truly be hard to master...the answer...oh yeah. My 19 years in health and fitness I have been telling people to breathe. Something so basic, you can't live without breathing for very long. So why do I have to tell people to breathe. It truly comes down to stress. Not only can deep breathing help relax you but it has so many health benefits. One of the most important benefits that I realized is the connection between the diaphragm and the core muscles. Not only can this help you clean out your lungs, you would be amazed to know that we all have a little phlegm and muck in our lungs. This also strengthens the core. Yep, you can do sit ups and never have to actually sit up.

The truth is. After 5 years of researching and studying and watching my clients. Very few people do abs correctly. They cheat...Yep I said it...cheat! They use gravity or other muscle groups to try to force their poor head off the floor. If you have ever done with this weaker abs then your neck has told you the next what a bad idea that was. Yet, they go back time and time again pulling their necks. This causes headaches, it can affect your sight, jaw pain, shoulder pain, vertebral pain, and over all just a feeling that someone beat you up. 

But let’s stop for a minute. You will learn in time that I will keep telling you to lose the ego. Why do we have to lift our heads off the floor. Why do we have to look like the next guy, or the cute instructor. Not everyone is built the same. That's why I have this blog. You can do some of the most amazing abs just lying on the ground and breathing. Again something in life can be that simple. Watch the Vlogs and take this journey with me. It takes time, sometimes things that should be simple can end up being the hardest thing you have to do. This is because you need to focus. Every detail counts, flexing each muscle, taking each breath, listening to your body and the clues its giving you.

Now if you are one of these people and you feel you don't need this info. I encourage you to stop and remember that we all need basics. I find it amazing to teach clients the basics and how many of them come back telling me that they never realized how much they were cheating. Yes, I have had some incredible athletes such as dancers and runners tell me how much they have gained by rebuilding from the basics. 

Remember ego stops us from achieving more, from listening to ourselves, and from understanding. 

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