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justwannabe2010-07-05 01:16:13 +0000 #1
what is a good breathing exercise for being nervous in an activity? I am going surfing for the summer, nine weeks in costa rica, and I want to surf some bigger waves then I am used to. what would be a good exercise out in the water that will enable me to hold my breath longer and be more relaxed?

thanks

seeker
PatR2010-07-05 01:19:49 +0000 #2
Mebbe you should try to get more information on Bahya & Brahmri Pranayama.
YogiYoniMitra2010-07-05 02:02:07 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by tubeseeker



what is a good breathing exercise for being nervous in an activity? I am going surfing for the summer, nine weeks in costa rica, and I want to surf some bigger waves then I am used to. what would be a good exercise out in the water that will enable me to hold my breath longer and be more relaxed?

thanks

seeker

The longer and slower your breath,the longer it takes to fill and empty your lungs.The longer that takes,the slower your heart beats.The slower your heart beats,the more relaxed and more capable you are.In and out threw the nose is the best way to do this.
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 01:33:43 +0000 #4
Breathing exercise?

Perhaps this isn't a yoga board question? Perhaps it is merely a surf training question or a physiology question? I am not sure how it relates to Yoga exactly.

You are asking about breathing exercises. Pranayama is not a "breathing exercise" though there is a manipulation or control of the breath within Pranayama.

I would not advise one to paddle out on a board and then begin pranayama. Pranayama is a very powerful tool and as such it is very very effective in the right hands but also very dangerous in the hands of the uninitiated.

It is not to be triffled with.

If you are looking for increased lung capcity then work with a teacher who can assist you in opening the rib cage and surrounding tissue that is the home of the breath; the lungs. A program would need to be devised and followed long before you paddle out to ride one.

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what is a good breathing exercise for being nervous in an activity? I am going surfing for the summer, nine weeks in costa rica, and I want to surf some bigger waves then I am used to. what would be a good exercise out in the water that will enable me to hold my breath longer and be more relaxed?

thanks

seeker

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