Exercice et respiration : pourquoi certains entraînements ne fonctionnent pas, ne sont pas amusants et comment changer cela
Exercise And Breathing: Why Some Workouts Don’t Work, Aren’t Fun, and How to Change That
JUNE 25, 2023
From proper physical exercise, one gets lightness, capacity to work, firmness, tolerance of difficulties, diminution of physical impurities, and strengthening of digestion and metabolism.
— Charak, Charak Samhita.
Today's society places a lot of emphasis on healthy living by exercising three times a week and eating three good meals a day. However, we probably don't realize that to achieve this, correct breathing habits must be involved as the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
As well as commencing and ending our lives, breathing is the single largest component of our daily processes. We breathe an average 15,000 times a day, and how we breathe determines how healthy we are or will be.
We are conditioned to believe breathing is an involuntary action. I lost two dear friends to heart attacks, one from jogging and one from tennis. The heart must have adequate oxygen. Both friends had poor warm-up habits. Part of warming up is to get the natural breathing reflex to enlarge and stretch, allowing the lungs to take in extra oxygen in the smaller air sacs towards the outer portion of the lungs. Exercising with a striving mind and insufficient breath can prove fatal. Torn or sore muscles, stressful over-training, lactic acid and excess free radical production often result.
Low-impact moderate exercise is beneficial for most. If you exercise with unbalanced breathing though, you will probably maintain a significant degree of unbalanced breathing; throughout your life. Practice makes permanent, not necessarily perfect. One should use the breath as a foundation for exertion. Many champion athletes exercise “around” the breath, in other words, they use the sensing feeling feedback of the breath to guide them in their exertions and pacing. Others develop respiratory faults that often lead to chronic fatigue, asthma, and emphysema in their later years AND heart attacks.
I train exercisers to breathe and move, not move then breathe. At least one enlightened high school coach has his athletes join the school choir. Learning to breathe better will reduce recovery times and smooth out long-distance runs. Optimal breathers, sans gain of function germ warfare, do not get sick.
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