I’ve been playing around with different breath techniques to use with the Juniors I coach on Tuesdays as I wanted to find a good balance with introducing children to breathwork in an appropriate, safe, fun and useful fashion. I’ve settled on the following – which has been going well and the children have been taking … Continue reading Children, running & breathing
The last part of the presentation I gave was centred around a flow chart that I put together. One for initially establishing – is their breathing good enough, or is there a dysfunction. Dependent on Yes or No, this then led down a decision tree that has a brief outline of what could follow. The … Continue reading Breathing Mechanics Part 3
Last post I begun sharing the beginning of the presentation I gave to coaches on the Scholar Program. This second part is focussed on what can go wrong and who we can address things: This was a slide to show the simple shift in breathing mechanics, based on the movement of the ribcage / sternum … Continue reading Breathing Mechanics Part 2
I was invited to give a presentation on breathing mechanics to the coach forum that I belong to (The Scholar Program run by Steve Magness & John Marcus). The program itself has been an invaluable resource for me, especially as a relatively new coach in need of support, direction and guidance. So being asked to … Continue reading Breathing Mechanics
I’ve been enjoying my running a lot more over the last few weeks – partly as I’ve relaxed a little and also I’ve been fortunate with aches, pains, niggles and injuries (long may this continue). I’ve been able to run in more organised races – the Big Half, the first half of the London marathon … Continue reading Breathing as we run
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.