Thank you for a pleasant and inspirational course. I have stayed at home and had two children in two years, and I’ve basically not done any exercise in three years. Now that both my children go to kindergarten, I began thinking about starting to exercise again. It was when I went for my first jog around Djurgården Park in Stockholm that I realized my whole body was out of sync and nothing worked right.
I tried a few more times, but it went just as bad. After my friend Shirin took me to your breathing course, it became painfully obvious that I had totally “lost” my breathing.
When I went for a run, on Monday, my only goal was to breathe rhythmically in and out through my nose. I managed that fairly easily, and it hit me a few times that I was actually going reasonably fast.
I was shocked that breathing was that important
I would take four steps while breathing in and four steps while breathing out, and it helped my whole body to work rhythmically. To my great pleasure, not only did I not have any lactic acid build up, “stitches,” or uncomfortable breathlessness, I also felt like I could have run another lap after I finished. Who would have known that breathing is THAT important? I was actually quite shocked!
As you may understand, in the past I have always been pretty aware and in control of my breathing and body, so I didn’t understand what I was doing wrong now. Thank you for helping me get back on track. Of course, I have a lot of work still left to do, but at least, now I know where to start.