She runs so freely.
With true abandon.
No thought to control the process.
Just pure exhilaration.
I hear it in her rhythmic breathing.
Not rushed in the least but instead a deep inhalation and same length of exhalation.
Chrissie is not just built for speed.
She’s built for endurance Baby.
As I listen to her breathing I reconnect to my own.
I’m instantly reminded of the impact of breath on everything in my life.
I’m not just talking about the obvious – that as long as I breathe I’m defined as alive.
But the small nuances that most people miss.
I first learned about the impact of my breath in kickboxing.
When I connect to my breath and work WITH it, I drastically increase my physical power output.
I draw energy with my inhalation, and I explode force with my exhalation.
On my bike I learned that for endurance and tempo it’s absolutely crucial that I don’t give in to the natural tendency to rush my breath.
For the faster I inhale, the less oxygen I bring to my muscles.
Which means I quickly have to exhale because my muscles are hungry wolves demanding more fuel.
But a quick exhalation results in most of the carbon dioxide remaining in my lungs which means there’s even less space for the next layer of oxygen.
This is why we blow!
Not because we get tired.
Not because we’re weak.
Because we disconnect with our breath and the moment we lose control over it everything goes to hell.
For iconic results you have to stay connected to your breath. Focus on the inhalation – making it long and slow. Focus on the exhalation – equally long and slow.
More oxygen in.
More carbon dioxide out.
More power in.
More shit out.
It works exactly the same in business Darling.
The quality of your results is hugely impacted by the quality of your breath so you better start paying attention to it.
Most people have fallen into the habit of shallow breathing. Which largely means they’re in a perpetual state of stress – stressed bodies, stressed minds.
It doesn’t take much for them to completely get caught up in dramatic stories and the more submerged they become, the faster they breathe and the more anxious they feel.
They start taking erratic action but since the driver is in a space of fear, the quality of the action is poor and the energy is one of desperation.
And of course the results are poor which makes you breathe even faster, spiralling you further down into the abyss of panic!
Connect to your body.
This by the way is why running is so powerful for mindset work.
When you run and you lose control of the breath, you get a stitch which immediately causes pain, bringing you back to your body!
Keep doing this and eventually you will connect to the breath and learn to control it so that you tap into your endurance potential.
If you’re sitting behind your desk and you feel that the world is crowding in, that you’re breathing like a fish out of water, go put on your running shoes and run as if your life depends on it! Because it does.
Connect with your breath.
Connect with your power.
Feel your mind clear.
Feel the bullshit draining away as the sweat pours down your body.
And then come back,
Except this time around stay connected to your breath. Become super aware of it. Slow it down.
Breathing deeply also has a powerful connection to faith in abundance.
You exhale fully because you trust that there will always be more air to inhale.
You exhale fully because you know that there’s an abundance of oxygen and you have no need to fear taking a lot because you’re not taking away from anyone else.
The Universe has set things up perfectly that there will always be more oxygen for everyone regardless of how many people walk on the face of the earth so take your fill Darling.
As the fog lifts from your mind through the increase in oxygen, you start understanding that abundance aka wealth aka money is exactly the same as air.
There’s always more than enough for everyone.
There’s no scarcity so you can stop living in the shallows for the more you exhale the more capacity you have to inhale.
As the quality of your breathing improves, so does the quality of your thoughts.
It’s like magic!
You start understanding that it’s not about how many actions you take each day, but the quality of your actions.
Same as breathing.
You start understanding that when you create your work from a place of deep breathing, your results improve because it’s presented with calm and confidence.
The deeper you breathe the more confident you feel.
So give it a try.
Put your hand on your tummy so you can remember what it feels like to take deep belly breaths.
Close your eyes.
Take a nice deep inhale through your nose, and release it with a sigh through your mouth just letting everything go. Feel your shoulders go down. Feel how you sink into your body again.
Hmmm, feels good doesn’t it?
Now focus on your breath. Four counts in through the nose, hold it for a count of four, exhale for a count of four, hold for a count of four. Do a minimum of ten rounds.
This is referred to as Pranic (meaning life force) breathing.
It is powerful.
Immediately you feel calm.
You feel focussed.
You feel more energized.
Always come back to your breath.
Set your timer to go off every few hours to check in on your breath and to reconnect.
The more you do, the more connected you will become until eventually you reach a point where you have taken control back of your breathing. Deep. Rhythmic. Nourishing.
I guarantee you that your state will change.
The quality of your actions will change.
The quality of your results will change.
After all, thriving is a mindset.
With love always,
PS: When last have you checked in with your body?
When last have you connected with your sacred vessel and received the messages she stores for you?
The body, the mind and the soul is you triad of potential.
They are all connected.
Not a single one is more important than the others.
Not if you’re a high achiever.
Not if you’re on a mission to succeed at iconic levels that inspire others to make conscious empowering choices.
Which is why I don’t believe in compartmentalised coaching.
My coaching style is holistic, taking into account all aspects of you, your life, your ambitions.
We often work on the areas you’ve been neglecting and which quite frankly is now causing you to have a lopsided life full of discomfort and frustration.
Because you know you were born for greatness.
You know you’re here to make an impact.
And settling for those average results is simply unacceptable.
Ready to thrive Gorgeous?
Book your consult today and let’s play.