I went down a rabbit hole last week, researching rib flare in runners (or hyper extended ribs) and ended up on a long and interesting journey that took in several books and helped pull together some threads for me, alongside which hopefully has helped developed a deeper understanding around just how key the diaphragm & … Continue reading Rib Flare
I’ve had this on my mind recently – in terms of two questions I was asked, one recently taking me back in a circular fashion to another, I was asked a few months ago. Both have this principle (coaching – why?) central to underpinning the question asked and so I thought it was a good … Continue reading Coaching – why?
I had an interesting experience today with a boy who was suffering from hay fever in school. As you’d expect he had a blocked nose, itchy eyes and was feeling uncomfortable and feeling sorry for himself (quite understandably). I was curious if some breathwork would be able to help relieve his congestion and discomfort, calming … Continue reading Helping children with hay fever
I’ve been spending the last few days working out some balance to my training for the year. The reason behind this is entering https://www.manaslutrailrace.org/ earlier this year. The basic stats around which are: 10 days for a total of 192km, 12,170m of ascent, 10,994m of descent. Working out at an average of 21k a day, … Continue reading Getting from here to there
IN, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 OUT, 6, 5, 4, 3, 3, 2, 1, IN, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 OUT, 6, 5, 4, 3, 3, 2, 1 I’ve been thinking about this a lot this week – probably my favourite breathing technique and something that has a fascinating history. I’ve long used … Continue reading Coherence / resonant / cadence breathing – why I love it so much.
2022 and time to start what I’ve been planning and working towards for the last 3 years. The above picture is a perfect representation of what I want to achieve, coaching people from something less organised to one of calmness and clearer direction. I’m starting a monthly coaching subscription service – BtM, with a focus … Continue reading BtM – Join and grow.
I recently wrote something for School Breathe, I’ve pasted the link to the article below as there should also be a breathing exercise alongside this (https://schoolbreathe.com/blog-december-2021/). This struck a chord with me at the end of last week and again at the beginning of this. I was watching one of the children I tutor struggling … Continue reading Helping children self regulate through breath.
I was out with a group of really old, close friends on Friday night and when the conversation turned to running we got chatting about breathing. I begun to ask them how they breathed when they ran, neither of them where sure and I suggested that they begin to try nasal breathing running. To which, … Continue reading So why should we breathe through our nose when we run?
I’ve just begun to re-read the excellent Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders by Leon Chaitow, Dinah Bradley and Christopher Gilbert. The way the book is structured is fantastic, with the book moving from an overview of how breathing works, how it can go wrong though to how to treat. 2 things struck me as I … Continue reading What breathing better helps avoid.
I had a first this weekend – winning a Parkrun, down in Margate. Margate Park run is such a friendly event, from the volunteers (props to the lady in the mobility scooter at that key 3k left turn) to all of the runners. I had a really enjoyable tussle with Jay (2nd) and Stuart (3rd … Continue reading Better breathing = Better running