Better Breathing Brings Peak Performance
Inhale, exhale, in, out. Breathing is one of the most natural function of our bodies. Or is it? In spite of its importance, many of us have developed shallow and uneven breathing habits. Effective breathing can make a measurable difference in martial arts performance and in every other activity we pursue.
Regular deep breathing can allow the development of greater stamina, strength and mobility as well as greater mental focus, all of which are hallmarks of excellence in martial arts, but how can we achieve this? The first step to improving our ability to breathe involves exhaling strongly with every punch, block or kick that we execute in class.
Shihan Robert H. Mason © 2017