Reviewing things is a good way to track one’s progress and to see where any changes and adjustments need to be made, for progress never happens in a linear fashion, there is always rises, dips and the occasional unexpected benefits.
So I’ve been focusing on nasal breathing whilst out for runs, and one can definitely say that it has begun to make a difference. My breathing is getting less whilst exercising, my recoveries are getting quicker, I’m already covering greater distance and at a slightly faster pace, and because I’m not eating refined sugar, my weight is dropping as well.
How To Lose Body Fat With Breathing
How Are Fat Loss And Breathing Connected?
How Breathing And Metabolism Are Interconnected – Reuben Meerman
I would like to get into breath holding and give that a try whilst exercising, but I’ll wait until my weight loss has stabilized and plateaued out before I begin, plus my BOLT score isn’t high enough yet, and that’s probably a discussion for other entries.
And of course nasal breathing isn’t just for exercising, it’s day to day living, and the following are some of the basics I’ve picked up in the last 4 weeks which I’ve been incorporating into my daily life.
Breathe through the nose
Breathe Light, Breath Less
Approximately 6 breaths per minute
Breath cycle of approximately 4 in, 6 out
Natural pause before breathing in
And James Nestor, author of the book “Breath” explains the basic concepts very, very well.
Interview With James Nestor, Author Of “Breath” – Dermot Whelan Meditation
So in reviewing what I’ve been doing, in terms of nasal breathing, the benefits are definitely there, and though not easy at the start, I can say that it is well worth pursuing in the long run