Summerbreak coming up!
After yet another very productive period of activities and achievements on roller skates, we are heading to a well needed pause from our daily tasks. Jugglin' skatelife, private life, study life, working life and familylife, has shown to be quite a challenge of balance, but we improve as we move through it all, resulting in working on fresh ideas and strategies.
Common factor to keep everything going to the best of our abilities: keep on breathing.
Now, you may ask `Wait. What? That's it? That comes pretty natural to us all, doesn't it?`.
Yes. Absolutely true.
In fact, according to rough calculations, an everage adult is estimated to take somewhere between 20000 and 25000 breaths a day. Now, most of us lose count after 10, as we are easily distracted by all things we have to do in our busy lives. But focusing on a few breaths on a daily basis, can make a world of difference in terms of overall good health and a clear mind for clear decision making.
As we are all easily stressed out on different levels throughout the day, controlling your breath is probably the least thing on your mind, but at the same time the easiest of all ingredients you need to get you through any task.
There are of course many people taking yoga classes, having their daily morning meditation rituals, or perhaps practicing mindful running. Taking a few moments throughout every day to bring the region of breathing lower than the chest, works wonders and adds up to all other stress-controlling habits.
How the physiology of the body actually changes for the better, by taking a deep breath and even longer exhalations, is explained in the article at the end of this newsletter.
Summertime, free time, or even a day off, should be leisure time for the most part and not recovery time.
So treat your breathing with reverence, for it gives you life!