Blog

Breathing

In Pilates, proper breath is a big focus.  We are working to get people habituated to expanding the rib cage taking in their air in and then exhaling to get every last bit of air out, included the recycled air.  Some people breath forcefully in class, as I often did, to get this rhythm down.  As I studied further I began to encourage a more relaxed breath noting some would tense their necks during breathing.   I was recently was told by my Functional Neurologist that by forcing the breath excessively we engage all the secondary breathing muscles to our own detriment, causing tension and overwork.  Breathing should come naturally, but we have to work on it!

Advertisements

First blog post

This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it.