What is Perfect Breathing? It is a practical, powerful pathway to better living. It is as simple as that! It is not some unattainable state that requires a lifetime of practice and sacrifice, but a potent source of energy that you can start taking advantage of right now today to dramatically impact your health, performance, and emotions.
Check out our guest blog for the Wego Healthy Weight Week blog site, entitled "Your Best Year Ever -- One Breath at a Time!"
In one of our recent blog posts, we focused on the remarkable impact that breathing has on your performance, specifically, how focusing on training your respiratory muscles can result in dramatic performance improvement – in the neighborhood of 15 percent or more (read previous post).
Today’s article provides another piece of the puzzle - helping you understand how you can put this information to use in your own practice by strengthening your respiratory muscles, using simple techniques that take only a few minutes a day.
To help us gain a deeper understanding of how this all works and how we can safely train the breathing muscles, we enlisted the help of good friend, gifted yoga instructor, physical therapist, and long-time Yoga Journal contributor, Julie Gudmestad.
Our very own Al Lee is part of a new story in the latest edition of the University of Oregon's Ethos magazine.
Perfect Breathing is now proud to offer a new eWorkbook Series: Perfect Breathing - A 28-Day Transformation to Better Living. It's said that it takes 28 days to build a new habit.
When noted Karate Sensei Keisuke Miyagi was training one of his students, he made it a point to teach this lesson: “Breathe in through nose. Out through mouth. Don’t forget to breathe - very important.” As it turns out, he was on to something when it comes to athletic training.
We've said it before and we'll likely say it several thousand more times: Stress is evil and your breath can help beat it. And good news on the technology front - now Stanford University's Institute of Design offers a class called "Designing Calm," a graduate-level course that's part of an emerging field that seeks to "alleviate stress by embedding mindfulness into the devices that pervade contemporary life."
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