Breathing retraining has given me a slender stomach - Conscious Breathing Institute

Breathing retraining has given me a slender stomach

I work as a massage therapist and have recently lost a lot of weight, almost fifty pounds. After such hefty weight loss, my skin and muscles have felt flabby and stretched. I have tried using the plank pose and sit-ups to tone my stomach, but the results were disappointing. Conscious Breathing, on the other hand, feel much more effective and have helped me discover muscles I never even knew I had.

Sometimes I use the Relaxator for the breathing exercises. At other times, like when I’m driving or watching television, I practice prolonged exhalation where I am breathing out for longer than I breathe in.

The knowledge is so important and so easy to do

When applying the Conscious Breathing Retraining, Ive put my hand on my abdominals and feeling how they slowly expand when breathing in. I just let the air in, all the way down to my stomach, while I count to two or three. Then, when breathing out, I have tried to carefully apply a bit of pressure to expel the air, while counting to six.

The excellent result I obtained is one of the reasons that I now want to become a certified Conscous Breathing Instructor. This knowledge feels so important and is so simple to do that I want to pass it on to my massage clients.

Now my breathing works FOR me and for my health, 24 hours a day.

Anita Johansson
56, Massage therapist, Västerhaninge, Sweden