I have recently been focusing more on my breathing while running, and I realized that I was breathing too quickly (and far too shallow), which caused me to tense my body too much. The entire action of running flows so much easier when the breathing is calmer and then the body can relax into the movement.
Thank you also for explaning the difference between belly breathing and rib cage breathing. I now have a better understanding of just exactly what my pilates instructor was wanting us to do.
- 10/19/2011 6:36:06 PM