Today I’d like you to observe human beings closer than you’ve ever watched them before.
Watch how they breathe and where they’re breathing from.
Watch how they walk and what their posture looks like.
See people running and observe them in detail.
Then ask yourself, “Is the way they’re breathing, walking and running truly NATURAL?”
Unless you’re living in a Zen Temple, chances are excellent that most people you see will be breathing high in their chest. Some will even be breathing from their throats.
As for walking, you’ll note how many people look totally disconnected as they move about. You’ll see legs and hips leading the way. You’ll see hunch backs, rounded shoulders and stiff lower backs.
And when it comes to running – you may see people who move like a wobbly tire about to detach from a driverless vehicle. Or you’ll see how much pain and agony the person is in. Every suffering step of exercise looks grueling.
You’ll see that although people are living in their bodies, many have already got a couple steps out the door.
As well as a few paw prints.
Every single day I am tempted to pull people aside and say, “Hold it. You’re running all wrong and it’s ruining your body. Hold it, there’s an easier way to walk. Your way is hurting your back and knees. Hold it – there’s a different way to breathe that’ll energize you beyond belief.”
But I know better. Unsolicited advice is seldom welcomed. Especially if it’s criticism.
Yet, I’m always amazed at how much better your breathing, walking and running become when you begin to reduce your waistline.
Especially when you do so with the Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener as taught in Combat Abs.
Farmer Burns once said, “Deep breathing alone has made many a weak man strong – and many a sick man well.”
I totally agree.
Most of the health problems and improper posture are routed in not knowing how to breathe deeply while contracting the body scientifically.
And they are easily corrected with an exercise that only takes 2 to 5 seconds to complete.