How to breathe while performing streches ?
Breathe while performing Stretching Exercise
It is advisable to perform stretches before and after a rigorous physical activity or sports to avoid injuries. The parts or organs of the body used in the activity get tensed and needs relaxation to re-energize them-selves using stretches. Stretching is neither correct nor effective unless breathing is in control while the stretch on a particular organ is being performed.
To perform a stretch, inhale comfortably and try to reach the position of maximum stretch but stay where you can reach comfortably without struggling. Now hold the position and focus on slow and rhythmic inhalation and exhalation. Focus on deep inhalation and try to stretch a bit more while exhalation. Try to make your breaths more subtle and rhythmic while in stretching position.
The trick to better stretch is not to fight with your body but with your breath to make it more rhythmic and subtle and slowly you will attain the perfection.
The above article is taken from the book “Breathe 100% for 100% Life” by MD Singh available for download from Amazon: