Let me summartize it for you in one sentence. One short sentence.
YOIUR BREATH IS YOUR POWER.
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to mark this one down on an index card and carry it around with you.
Over 20 years ago, as I sat in a fitness mentor’s office, he had the following message scrolling across his computer screen:
Breathe Bill… Breathe.
That might actually be a better reminder for you than “Your Breath is Your Power” – but I believe you have to understand WHY to breathe first. So, just telling someone to breathe isn’t enough.
Why breathe? Aren’t you already doing so? Isn’t it sort of involuntary.
Well, yes… and hell no.
Yes, you are breathing to a degree, but WHAT degree are you talking about?
Are you breathing in such a way that you let go of stress, tension, anxiety, fear, worry, doubt and so on?
If you’re at all like the masses – the answer is NO.
All young children, before the age of four, automatically breathe from their lower belly. No one has to teach them. They come in doing it right – then almost all of them lose the ability, and if someone comes along with some wisdom that they deem worth following, the work to regain the ability.
You’ll see the very best athletes paying attention to their breathing. They are aware of it almost all the time. And whenever they feel tension, they know how to let it go.
In martial arts, breathing is the key to personal power. With no breath – no power. Only force – and force is not the same as power.
Picture Sisyphus back in the days of old – pushing a large stone uphill, only to run out of gas and have the stone roll back down.
This is what a lot of peoples’ lives are like. They push and push and push – only to run out of steam just before the finish line.
Ever happen to you?
If not, I’d be surprised because its sure happened to me – and everyone else I know.
No matter who you are and how successful you are – there will be times when you become an “instant idiot” – seemingly forgetting everything you know as you try to find your way out of the maze.
I imagine many golfers can relate to this. One day you have a wonderful swing. You’re awesome.
The next day….?
Where’s that swing? How did I hit the ball again?
You’re lost and you cannot remember or recall what you did when you were at your best. So you unconsciously begin adding more tension to your mind, muscles and marrow.
Before you realize what’s happened – you’re a bundle of negative stresses and tensions.
How do you get your groove back then?
You start with the most basic and fundamental part of life that exists.
As soon as we take our first breath, almost all people will agree that we are alive. I believe we’re alive before that moment – but that’s another discussion for another day.
And then it’s time to exit the earthly plain. Once again, most people will agree that you take off when you let go of your final breath.
So it goes with negative energy, tension, emotion and memories.
You let them go when you EXHALE.
When you exhale and let go – you’ve taken a BIG STEP toward garnering more personal power.
After this, there’s an INHALE – and provided you can do this in a relaxed, tension-free manner, you’re moving in the right direction.
Once you’ve corrected your breathing – it’s time to add the next steps: relaxation and proper structure.
Put all three of these together and let me tell you, you become a POWERFUL FORCE.
Not just a Force.
A POWERFUL FORCE.
This #1 Key – and the two others sounds easy enough – but the truth is you need some guidance on this matter.
As one preacher used to declare, “I need help. I can’t do it alone.”
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Matt “Coach” Furey