Sometimes people laugh when I tell them that part of the work I do with my clients
is to teach them how to breathe.
They say, “Everyone knows how to breath. Why would you need to spend any
time on that?”
I understand where they’re coming from. Breathing is the number one thing our
body needs to do to stay alive. It’s largely an involuntary activity, so it’s easy to
take it for granted.
Most people rarely if ever pay attention to their breathing. That’s a shame, because
attending to your breathing and learning how to improve it can have a radical impact
on your health.
When you breathe fully and completely, you bring into action all of the muscles and
structures involved in respiration. You exercise the lungs completely, including the
lower and remote sections of each lung that remain unused by most people. You
expand the chest cavity in all directions, which helps to develop a full, broad chest
and good posture.
Regular practice of breathing exercises helps you avoid colds and bronchial
infections. It also increases your overall vitality because you are, for perhaps the
first time since you were a baby, activating all parts of your lungs. This rejuvenates
you and provides more energy and vitality. It also provides a boost to fat-burning
and weight loss.
The medical and scientific communities are recognizing more and more the importance
of getting enough oxygen. Studies have shown that proper breathing contributes to
healthy metabolism, circulation, digestion, and elimination. It helps calm and relax
you and minimizes stress and anxiety.
One of the most important means of strengthening and improving is performing a
combination of deep breathing and dynamic exercises. This helps simultaneously
increase lung capacity and power and strengthen the entire torso. It also promotes
the unobstructed flow of internal energy that may have been blocked because of your
This approach is at the heart of the Dynamic Energy Routine, which I teach in the
Secret Power of Dynamic Energy Exercise Course, Volume 2 (please visit
the Best Breathing Exercises website for more information).
Through the routine, you learn how to breathe fully and deeply, you develop lung
power, and you build up all of the muscles and structures associated with proper
breathing and good posture.
This approach strengthens the body from the inside out, and thus has a more
profound and lasting effect.
It’s easy to fit into your day and the exercises are organized in progression
so they are accessible to anyone, no matter what your present condition may be.
It’s amazing the impact that proper, complete breathing can have on you, physically,
mentally and emotionally.
Have you taken the time to learn how to breathe properly?
You Can Do It!