Are You Reverse Breathing? Benefits Of Correct Deep Breathing – Periscope Replay

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Breathing. It’s the first thing we do when we are born. We cam live without food and water for days but without air we only last a couple of minutes.

Deep breathing has many benefits. Among them is increasing cardiovascular capacity, reducing your cardio warm up time, helping your body recover faster after your workout as it increases blood circulation to the muscles and many other benefits.

The first step to deep breathing and reaping the benefits is to make sure we breathe in a correct way.

Place one hand on your chest and the other on your belly button.
Through the nose, take a deep breathe in.
Breathe out through the mouth.
Repeat and observe which hand moves.
The hand on your stomach should move in and out. The hand on your chest should not move
Furthermore the hand on your stomach should be pushed out in the in breathe and should move in on the out breathe.
Let’s practice this a couple of times.

If your try to inflate your stomach in the out breathe you are trying to inflate something that is deflating. Think of a ballon. When you inflate the ballon gets bigger when you get the air out the ballon gets smaller.

Today, be aware of your breathing habits and practice throughout the day. A short note, if you have health conditions that may be affected by breathing exercises check with your doctor first. And don’t practice deep breathing in dusty, polluted environments or when you exercise. Get them into your training when you feel more comfortable with them.

Alexandra Merisoiu
Known as The Body Engineer, Alexandra is the Founder and Coach at URBAN WOMEN FITNESS, creator of THE MERISOIU TECHNIQUE and Outdoors Transformational Health & Wellness Coach.

She works with entrepreneurial and corporate women in their 30's & 40's to take their bodies and their minds from shut down to fully functional using lasting foundations and transformational oaching.

Since 1995 Alexandra has explored how the body and mind works through using many different sporting techniques and through a wide variety of highly respected coaches. At 14 years old she was ranked 2nd in the KARATE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, 2 times KARATE NATIONAL CHAMPION, WORLD CUP CHAMPION and now she is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, and she still competes at an international level.

It is through these learnings that she has created THE MERISOIU TECHNIQUE and has established her own unique transformational programs that incorporate thousands of years of knowledge with modern coaching methods.


Alexandra's mission is to share her gift and educate the world, passing on to the next generations why they need to get out of the gym and back to nature. Going back to nature takes them on a journey of discovery, experience and creativity, and installs lasting foundations and transformational results.

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