I agree with the current wisdom that a whole food diet and regular exercise are essential to our good health and well being. What I'd add to that is spending some time everyday being quiet, still and relaxed. Being still and purposely relaxing our bodies allows us to connect with ourselves and creates an internal environment for healing and restoration. Time spent like this is an avenue away from disease causing stress,even when we are unable to make other changes to simplify our lives. So, want to be more fit? Stop what you're doing, close your eyes, settle down and let go of everything for a few minutes. You'll feel better and increase your fitness!
First and foremost is to be present in the moment. Our focus and attention will direct us to our destination. For us to hit a target, we must have one. To improve focus and attention I begin clients with conscious breathing.
Benefits of Conscious Breathing:
- Lowers Stress
- Better Digestion
- Decreases Inflammation
- Improved Self Awareness
- Increased energy and strength
- Improves Concentration
- Improves Sports Performance
Step 1: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
Step 2: Place your right hand palm down on your chest. Take your left hand, palm down onto your belly.
Step 3: Take a deep and full breathe in through your nose causing your left hand, your belly to rise and expand 3 dimensionally. Minimal movement should be felt in your right hand.
Step 4: Repeat for at least 5 minutes.