Focusing on our breath is a resourceful method to “get in the zone”, be “in the moment” and release worries or doubts about the past or future. Think about it: anytime we’re distracted, our breath is staggered or even being held in. This can also translate to a stiff body, not giving us the fluidity and freedom to feel relaxed and at ease.
Use this opportunity to put your competitive nature aside, release any expectations or judgements, to ultimately improve your mindset and focus. Why incorporate breathing practices into your daily life? Improve concentration, let go of anything that’s holding you back, and use this in-the-moment practice to prepare for training or competition.
*This video is a guide for breathing practices. Once you feel comfortable with this, you can incorporate this practice just about anytime, anywhere…even for 30 seconds to a minute.