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.

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Alexandra Merisoiu
Alexandra Merisoiu, The Body Engineer, is the Founder of The Merisoiu Technique - Institute Of Health And Human Movement and Dracula’s Retreat. She is also a qualified Low Back Pain Management and Prevention Exercise Instructor and REPS registered .

She specialises in working with runners, beginners and advanced, who want to run faster, further, with less effort and fewer injuries. This is done through natural movement fitness and running technique and mechanics.

Since 1995 she has explored how the body and mind works. She has done this through using many different sporting techniques and working with a wide variety of highly respected coaches. She is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, runs her own Karate club and is IJKA 2017 triple World Champion, 2016 WMO Martial Arts British National and European Champion. She still competes at an international level.

It is through these learnings, and drawing inspiration from respected natural movement names such as MovNat, IdoPortal and POSE Method of running among many other that she has created The Merisoiu Technique and has established her own unique transformational programs that incorporate thousands of years of knowledge with Natural Human Movement.

Alexandra’s mission is to challenge the status quo of how to achieve the truly strong, fit and powerful body a runner needs to perform at their best level. This is done through building strong, lasting foundations in the natural outdoor environment; reducing the risk of injuries and educating people on the power of the fundamentals of Natural Human Movement and Martial Arts Wisdom.

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