If you wish to build upon lung function & mobility; look to your arms
Breathing is one of those things that most of us just take for granted. It’s something that we just do. Yet when one becomes aware of the potency that is found in rhythmic breathing then life is never the same. It’s like there’s an unlimited source of power that’s suddenly become available to us. Maybe it’s just the way the body lifts or the muscle feels through engagement, but whatever it is… it is life changing! This “changing” is further highlighted when the connection is found/created between the two sides of your body.
Observation is a great teacher!
There’s lots to learn when watching the actions of others and how other people do things. This applies to both “what to do” to achieve success and “what not to do” to achieve success. Know this! One thing that all people who are experiencing life (no matter what their age) in a body that is not vibrant and not exuding vitality is limitation. Limitation in both physical movement, aerobic strength and arm movement!
One would think the way to increase aerobic strength would be to simply focus on breathing exercises yet this is only true when one is looking at a small vision of the truth. You see there is no physical function within the framework of the human body that works unto itself i.e. in isolation. Every function of the human body works as a cohesive whole. As the old adage states, “We are not an island unto ourselves” and this is true with regard to humanity and humanity’s anatomical disposition.
The arms unseen role
The arms as little as it is known play and enormous role in lung function, aerobic strength and structural integrity! Your arms are like the pistons of an engine that without the pumping action of the pistons, there is little or no combustion. It is your arms that help you pull in life-giving oxygen and it is your arms that help you release the spent air. With the correct use of your arms, you can help slow down the forward rotation of your shoulders that ultimately leads to the collapse of the chest and the rib cage. Hence why if building aerobic and physical fitness is a goal of yours (and why wouldn’t it be a life-time goal), then familiarising yourself and practicing on a daily level the movement of your arms when you walk and run is a sure way to help achieve your goals.
Why? Because it’s the way your body is designed! It’s designed to work that way!
The body’s built in a particular way
If you require proof of this last statement then look no further than the fastest men and women on the planet. Look at the physiques of world class sprinters. The pulling power of the lungs and diaphragm on these bodies is remarkably impressive. But pull back a bit and look at their arms!
Look at the shoulder muscles and then the chest and back muscles. These muscles are so well defined in their form (on the body of a sprinter) that one could well imagine that these people spend more time in the gym than on the track. And that belief would be incorrect! You only get good at what you practice and if your goal is to be a world-class sprinter then one practices sprinting first!
So how does this help you?
Knowledge is King and you don’t know what you don’t know! So know this… if maintaining your mobility and aerobic fitness to the day you leave this planet appeals to you, focus on the movement of your arms and ultimately to time your breath up to the movement of your elbows. Even if you never incorporate rhythmic breathing as is taught in the TriBreath member area, you’ll be well on your way to living and maintaining a life of independence and keeping yourself out of aged care facilities.
But if you’re aiming to be POTENT in your living years for life, then TUNE YOUR BODY UP BY TIMING YOUR BODY UP TO YOUR BREATH.
Use rhythmic breathing and first unify your breath to your arms movement. Find the pendulum effect that is created when both your exhalation and inhalation alternate from side-to-side. This is key! Once you’ve created the neural pathways that unify your breath with your arms movement you’ll remember to breathe more regularly and your body will lift. TriBreath… Strengthen your Breath!
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