A fellow MINT instructor recently said that it’s impossible to panic if you’re focusing on your breathing.
That comment got me thinking more about breath and how important it is in every single activity we do, in
or out of the gym. I researched a bit and found breathing impacts every system in our bodies, including
respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, lymph, immune, and digestive.
But what it is that we should actually be doing in each activity? Turns out, how you breathe makes a world
of difference to your sports performance. Further, the way you should breathe varies according to the
activity in which you’re engaging. Proper breathing boosts your endurance, can help you avoid cramps
and, as a big ol’ bonus, maximizes the benefits to your mind.
This blog series gives you the tools you need to understand the technique and benefits for each of these
five activities: running, spinning/cycling, weight lifting, yoga and sitting (yes, sitting). If you have questions
about other sports, let Piper know at one of her classes or tweet @PiperTheDaisy with #JustBreathe.
Stay tuned for further posts! Coming soon!