When it comes down to it, the most important movement pattern you MUST master is BREATHING!
Nothing is more important.
I just had a discussion with a Core Wellness Institute coaching student this morning about how you must always stay vigilant and aware when you slip into a shallow, stress breathing pattern.
Because if you don’t “catch yourself” and “release and rewire” that pattern, it will get you. It will eventually take you down.
Chronic hyperventilation that comes along with this short, chest based breathing pattern not only reduces the amount of available oxygen to your tissues, and creates excess stress and tension in your neck and shoulders, it also creates an alkaline environment in your blood.
Some people may think “alkaline’s good, right?”
In your tissues, yes. But when you’re blood becomes even a tad alkaline from shallow breathing, your hemoglobin holds onto oxygen much more fiercely so your tissues don’t get it!
That means not only are you not taking enough O2 in, you’re also getting a double whammy from your hemoglobin’s reluctance to give it up to you!
So make sure you master the art of breathing and I promise…everything will get better. It has no choice.