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Wendy Jardine

Breathe Completely for Your Well-Being

Published on 23rd October 2023

Hello - 

Why do I bang on about complete breathing?  Because it relaxes us - but what else does it do and why do we need to practise it? 

We need to practise it because otherwise we breathe in a shallow way.  Complete breathing increases our lung capacity, calms our vagus nerve - all the way through it's long, branching and wandering journey from our brain to face, to ears, mouth, esophagus, lungs, heart, stomach, "gut brain" and rectum. We rid ourselves of Co2 and gases we don't need including 70% of our cortisol.  It's great we produce cortisol in times of survival but holding it in suppresses all too much.  Breathing completely will exhale 70% of it and this is essential for our well-being - reducing stress and pain.  It will balance our mood, metabolism, blood sugar levels, heart rate, blood pressure, and set the scene for our digestive and reproductive systems, growth processes by the way too, and even our immune systems. Ridding ourselves of cortisol will also mean our body doesn't start to produce widespread inflammation. And breathing in deeply enriches our oxygen rich cells. I could go on and on, you know what I'm like - maybe it's best we simply practise deep complete breathing every day?  Come and join me, while I cue us through move after move, you can breathe completely, feel your deep connection and then add the moves.  Breathe Connect Move.  

Here are the Zoom links for this week - All Welcome -  Click and Move - 45-50 minutes of movement

Monday 23rd October at 1100 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82408703575 Chair/Barre/Standing

Tuesday 24th October at 0800 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87462837232 Matwork for ALL

Thursday 26th October at 0800 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86021335272 Matwork for ALL

Thursday 26th October at 0900 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87626811530 Matwork for ALL

Thursday 26th October at 1000 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82454204612 Chair/Barre/Standing

Our Pilates Schedule - 

Monday 23rd October 0700, 0800, 0930 all Matwork and in the Room at All Saints - (1100 Chair/Barre/Standing over Zoom) 

Tuesday 24th October 0800 Matwork over Zoom - 1000 and 1100 both Matwork and in the Room at All Saints 

Wednesday 25th October 0800 and 0930 Matwork (1030 Chair/Barre/Standing) all in the Room at All Saints - 1300 onwards studio one2ones

Thursday 26th October 0800 and 0900 Matwork (1000 Chair/Barre/Standing) all over Zoom 

For the record, that'll be 1189 Zooms, to date! - Do drop-in to the Room or click in for the Zooms or find me online - whatever suits you on the day.  

And online 24/7

Contact me with any questions. Thank you for only coming to the Room when you are feeling well. I will continue to sanitise all equipment.

Take good care of yourselves, keep safe and see you every day to -

Breathe Connect Move

Best wishes, Wendy

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