Episode 1 B for Breathe
To breathe is to live. Right? What if we took it one step further and used our breath to create more ease in our body and brain? When we observe or change the rhythm and rate of our breath it helps calm our nervous system down, brings a sense of ease to our body and allows us to pause, increasing our body awareness.
I am passionate about the science of anatomy, physiology and current research on stretching. So it’s no surprise that I created a science based method with a human-centered approach. I call it the ‘BEER method for Successful Stretching’ Yes you read it right, the BEER Method.
B ~ Breathe
E ~ Explore R1
E ~ Engage the fascial line
R ~ Repeat
Ready for a new perspective on stretching? This is the first in a four part series for successful stretching, we’ll unpack what it means to incorporate the BEER method in your stretch routine.
First Letter is B ~ Breathe
Our breathe is a powerful tool and an essential component in successful stretching. We’ll get optimal responses from our body when we focus and shift the way we breathe.
Next time you stretch try this:
Find the place where you feel the first resistance.
Breathe in, back off from that first place of resistance.
Breathe out, move back to that resistance.
Allow the tissues surrounding your muscles and joints to relax, and lengthen. Allow your body time to respond and allow you to connect with your body. And, you might just find that a bossy brain becomes a little quieter, making your entire stretch routine a blissful experience!
Take the time to notice, focus and shift your breath every time you stretch!
Let your brilliant brain and beautiful body do the rest.
Happy Successful Stretching,