It’s More Than Breathing

Tonight was Pilates class number three and tonight Rose focused on breathing. Breathing from our chest, our abdomen and our back. We spent several minutes on breathing, with each breath we pushed away the stress of the day. I admit, I’ve often thought of “breathing exercises” a bit of a time waste in a workout, come on, lets get to the good stuff. And I did wonder when we would get to the real exercises. I was wrong. The breathing exercises were necessary to fully feel the moves we did for the rest of the class. Tonight was the first night that I did engage fully in “breathing”.

Dinner was a quick microwave warm-up of chicken soup I made yesterday with a side of roasted acorn squash. Having a quick, easy fit meal after coming home after a full day of work and a workout was a blessing. Now it’s time for a cup of tea.

Do you ever spend any part of your workout focused on your breathing?

Debra

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