Refresh Your Breathing

Refresh Your Breathing is by our team member Andrew Bui, our team are amazing and we want to share with you that being a Personal Trainer is not all we do at ALTA Fitness.

Not too long ago, Estelle wrote an insightful article about breathing techniques for better mental health. Click here to refresh yourself. To follow on, James Nestor, in his new book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, believes we’re all breathing wrong… Really? But how?

From the very moment we are born, we breathe intuitively. Such a basic biological function yet taking air in and letting it out wrongly can have led to poor mental and physical health. Gasp! Perhaps we do need a few tips and intentional breathing exercises to assist in generating greater health and wellbeing.

James has explored and discovered the hidden science of ancient breathing practices to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. With research and self-experimentations, he breaks down 5 ways to transform your breathing with slight adjustments in how we inhale and exhale. You’ll never breathe the same way again (gasp through your nose!).

  1. Stop breathing through your mouth
  2. Use your nose
  3. Improve your lung capacity
  4. Slow down
  5. Hold your breath
  6. Check out the link here for a more detailed explanation on the 5 ways to improve your breathing.

It’s fascinating the discoveries we are finding about the body and mind as more scientific research are done from the simplest to complex functions we do. And we’ll do our best to continuously learn new methods and exercises to help our members be fitter, healthier and happier.  Andrew Bui