Have you ever been in a group exercise class and the instructor says to the class: “Don’t forget to breathe”! I’ve always silently chuckled at this advice, but it’s pretty good isn’t it? Ya think? I mean, breathing is a rather critical part of working out…or pretty much everything we do for that matter!
Their advice is based on the fact (amongst others I’m sure) that focusing on your breathing helps build endurance. Wow! All joking aside, that is actually pretty incredible advice!
This week has been a reminder to me of how quickly the rhythm and tempo of life can rapidly increase. I do believe that this has been one of the busier weeks of my year. Finding time to breathe (relax, rest, recover), has actually been difficult to locate.
As we approach the last few weeks of the 2013, I challenge you, amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, find time…no, let me rephrase…MAKE TIME to breathe. Ultimately, you are the one that dictates and determines your schedule, while some of your time is allocated by your job, or other important responsibilities, make a concerted effort to breathe!
Remember, just by focusing on breathing, you can increase your endurance.
Ready! Set! Breathe!