Quick Fix Tips – Breathing No.1

Breathing Technique

“Before breathing exercises it took me 45 minutes to really get into my stride when off road mountain biking. Within 2 weeks of breathing exercises, the warm up period disappeared. At the end of the ride, 3 hours later, I was still going full on. The other riders were asking what I was on, I said ‘Air’ “.   Michael Cohen

Breathing is a technique that I teach to all our clients as it is something that we take for granted in our day. So what I want to do is to introduce you to a very simple yet dynamic technique that can help you to deal with a reaction to your hypersensitivity such as extreme tiredness, headaches, chronic fatigue or lethargy.

Breathing is something we take for granted in our day. As you sit here now you are probably shallow breathing.

The consequences of this are:

  • You are not emptying and filling your lungs. This means you are pushing stale air around your body.
  • You will have cardiovascular limitations i.e. your heart will feel the strain of certain physical actions such as: running, physical exercise, sports and for others just a walk down the road.
  • You may be reverse breathing therefore it could be putting strains on your coping mechanism and restricting the amount of oxygen when under stress, strain or pressure.

How often do you breathe deep, right into your abdominal area?

The following are some of the potential benefits you can achieve by incorporating deep breathing exercises into your day:

  • Filling and emptying your lungs and removing the stale air.
  • Improving your circulatory system and connective pathways.
  • Increasing the saturation of oxygen in your blood.
  • Improving your cardiovascular system. Just remember your heart is a muscle and can be developed the more you practice.
  • Directing the breathe into areas of the body where there are injuries and illnesses. This will be stimulating on a healing level as well calming in the case of a pain, stress or anxiety.
  • Reducing your cardiovascular warm up period at the start of physical sports and exercise.
  • Reducing your recovery period from physical sports and exercise.

Do you reverse breathe?? Many people reverse breathe without realising and without causing a problem. However, others may struggle when under physical strain, physical exercise, stress or anxiety. In order to check whether you do, you will need to complete the Breathe Test.

In the remaining series of Quick Fix Tips for Breathing we will take you through the technique to test if your reverse breathe. PLUS we have 5 beginners and advanced breathing techniques that are totally invigorating and calming.

So subscribe to the blog now and learn how you can use the techniques to help you mange hypersensitivities.


About Michael Cohen
Wild Forest Gym, is the only UK ‘Functional Natural Movement Fitness’ training program for obstacle course training. We provide specialist Race Fit, Race Safe and Race Ready training for beginners and seasoned obstacle course challengers. We provide training camps and sessions based on the themes of Hazard Training, Safety Skill Training, Obstacles Training, Obstacle Course Fitness, Sports Injury Prevention, Sports Yoga, Training Plans, Training & Race preparation, kit & nutrition. We use the elements of the forest environment to teach functional natural movement techniques to increase your endurance, strength, speed, flexibility and coordination on both physical and mind levels. We us use: the trees to climb, balance and jump from; the earth below your hands and feet, to connect and feel the ground, whilst you bear crawl, walk and barefoot run; and the random shapes of each log and stone that cause every: throw, catch, carry and lift to be unique.

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