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The Secrets of Efficient Breathing

Monthly Pilates Workshops on effective breathing and improving movement.

Two dates available

Everyone agrees THAT breathing is important, but do you really give it any thought?

If you’re breathing effectively, your breath will be smooth, steady, and controlled. You should feel relaxed and as though you’re able to get enough air without straining.

It should feel easy to breathe, and your breath should be silent or quiet. Your abdomen area will expand with each inhalation and contract with each exhalation. You can also feel your ribs expand to the front, sides, and back with each inhalation.

Deep breathing is an essential part of Pilates exercise. And not just a big inhale, but also when you make a conscious effort to exhale fully, getting rid of every bit of stale air and allowing fresh, invigorating air to rush in. Joseph Pilates was adamant about deep breathing.

One breath at a time

Breathing comes naturally to a lot of people, and it may not be something you think about a lot. There are lots of body parts that are used during respiration. Because of this, some postures and patterns are more effective for comfortable breathing than others.

Breathing practices may help to enhance the effectiveness of your breathing. For some people with conditions that affect their lung function, bringing this awareness to daily routines may help improve the sensation of breathing and, as a result, their daily activities.

So why is breathing important?

Every system in the body relies on oxygen. From cognition to digestion, effective breathing can provide you with a greater sense of mental clarity, it can also help you sleep better, digest food more efficiently, improve your body’s immune response, and reduce stress levels. Some people believe effective breathing can regulate the sympathetic nervous system, or the part of the body that controls breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure.

Sign up for June and November monthly Pilates Workshops for efficient breathing.

What you will learn

You will learn about the mechanics that go in breathing effectively, the types of breathing we use in Pilates, and how to use all the breathing space available to use to make the most of our movements, whether in a Pilates class or in our daily lives. We will finish with a class that you can teach or practice at home.

What are you waiting for?

Are you thinking of becoming a Pilates Instructor?

Do you love Pilates so much that you desire to help others gain a more beautiful, confident, healthy body? Like me, Pilates helped me with my knee problem and now I want to help others with Pilates too.

These monthly Pilates workshops will be perfect for you. We will be teaching you how to teach others. And if you want to ask me about teaching Pilates, come for the workshop and we can chat.

Our location

My Body My Pilates studio is at 3 丁目5ー11元麻布 1/F Pilates Studio, Block C Majes Motoazabu Gardens, 港区 Tokyo 106-0046


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