Breathing is NOT Optional
On November 19, from 1 to 2 PM, I’m hosting a free webinar titled “Breathing is Not Optional.” The title emerged from teaching classes in The Miracle Ball Method. There are many misunderstandings about breathing that can make improving it feel like a chore. Consequently, people may avoid it because it’s another task on the list. However, as the title suggests, it’s not optional—you have to breathe. We will discuss how to approach this in the webinar. Trust me, it’s not a chore. Understanding how breathing works is as simple as opening a window, and the benefits are as pleasurable as feeling a cool breeze on a hot day. Your body knows how to breathe.
Misunderstandings about breathing:
“I must learn to deep breathe.”
When people think about breathing, they often believe they need to deep breathe. However, there are many misunderstandings about breathing, and deep breathing is one of them. When people deep breathe then tend to focus more on the inhalation. We can unknowingly pull more and more in without allowing the exhalation. Overbreathing, especially during anxious moments, can lead to lightheadedness, stiffness, and increased anxiety. Deep breathing exercises can be beneficial temporarily, but my goal is to improve your breathing throughout the day.
“I must learn to breathe correctly.”
People think they need to learn a specific kind of breathing. Let’s clarify: You are already breathing, and your body knows how to do it. You don’t have to force yourself to breathe in specific ways. However, it’s crucial to recognize that many people unconsciously hold their breath, inhibiting the effortless flow of breathing. These misunderstandings make it challenging to reap the available benefits because we try to breathe more deeply or in a specific way, turning it into a chore.
“What can I do to improve my breathing?”
Breathing is an experience, and it’s more important to feel how you breathe initially than to attempt to change it. Your body understands breathing; you don’t need to make it happen. When your body feels the process, rather than forcing it, improvement occurs naturally. Your body will fix it. The webinar will help with specific direction to encourage your body to do what it knows how to do.
Think of it this way: You have a window, and you want to let air into your room by opening it. If you open the window just a crack, you get a minimal amount of air. Opening it all the way allows a much more pleasant breeze. Similarly, the air coming in and out of your body is not the issue; our muscles, like a partially opened window, can impede the airflow. Without knowing this, all your efforts may feel like a chore.
Join the webinar and discover how to improve how you feel, reduce stress, regain movement in tight muscles, boost your energy levels, and more.