5 hours ago
B R E A T H E
It’s Sunday. It’s been kind of an intense March, and we’re in the throes of spring break madness around here. Are you breathing?
Clearly, yes, but are you breathing like you’re running from something (stress) or are you breathing intentionally, from your belly? Breathing is something we obviously do without thinking, but putting focused attention to your breathing, even for just 10 minutes a day, can help you through the struggle that sometimes life can be.
As athletes, we naturally know how to take deep breathes after intense sets or a big climb on the skis or bike, to help lower our heart rate. But are you checking in with yourself, and practicing lowering your heart rate throughout the day? When “busy” starts to take over, and you’re starting to panic?
Today, on this beautiful Sunday, spend 10 minutes with your breath. Work on breathing into your belly, try adding it into your bedtime routine (lay in bed, close your eyes, place a hand on your belly and breath into it, quiet your mind before sleep), practice calming your mind and heart rate with your breath in the moments when life is calm and easy. You’ll reap the benefits when life gets hectic and you have this tool in your toolbox.