Quick Fix Tips – Breathing No. 2

Breathing Technique

Breathing Check

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 following Breathe Test.

Breathe Test

Place your hand over your stomach. Take a deep long breathe in and out through nose, keeping the mouth closed. Make sure that the in and out breathes are the same length. Observe whether you hand moves in or out with the in breath and the out breathe.

Correct breathing is when the stomach expands moving the hand out with the in breath and deflating moving the hand inwards when you breathe out.

the hypersensitivity expert's breathing exerciseReverse Breathing is the opposite i.e. if your hand moves inwards on the in breath and outwards on the out breathe.

The simple logic behind correct breathing is that you should be inflating the stomach like a balloon when breathing in and deflating the balloon when breathing out. If you reverse breathe it means that you are trying to fill up something that is deflating. This is particularly important for those persons who suffer from pressure, stress and anxiety this will really affect their coping mechanism.

In the remaining series of Quick Fix Tips for Breathing we will take you through the technique to correct your reverse breathing. 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.

2 Responses to Quick Fix Tips – Breathing No. 2

  1. thomas duddy says:

    Michael made it apparent to me that I reverse breath some weeks ago. I have since been taught some very simple breathing techniques by Michael which have made a huge difference. I have more energy and feel much more able to relax and remain calm. Most of all my lung capacity has improved which has had huge benefits for my boxing and has been noticed by my club mates.

  2. Pingback: Quick Fix Tips – Breathing No. 3 « The Hypersensitivity Expert

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