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TMP 001: Breathing Technique For Runners

TMP 001: Breathing Technique For Runners   Part of what I teach is Running Technique and today I would like to talk to you about breathing while running. One of the most overlooked aspects of running, health and physical and mental performance. There are many ways to breathe while running and coaches teach their way, […]


Do You Hate Running? Here Are Three Steps To LOVE It

Do You Hate Running? Here Are Three Steps To LOVE It   Many people tell me they don’t like or even hate running. The most common 3 reasons I get when I ask them why (but not the only) are: 1. It’s boring 2. It’s difficult (running out of breath) 3. It’s painful (on the […]


HOW to breathe and WHY it is important

HOW to breathe and WHY it is important If we cannot control the simple act of breathing how are we suppose to control our thoughts, our bodies or ever the world around us. And if we cannot feel and fully experience breathing how are we supposed to be mindful of anything else within or around us. […]


3 Mindfulness Lessons From Practicing Target Shooting

3 Mindfulness Lessons From Practicing Target Shooting     Lately I’ve been thinking and talking about the time when I practiced target shooting. I practiced for more than 1 year, I even entered some competitions. Sorry, unfortunately I have no pictures from that time.   I also practiced archery but not as much.   I […]


How I managed to manage my anger and stress

How I managed to manage my anger and stress Nowadays anger is as foreign to me as Mars. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating. But I get angry and stressed out very seldom and when I do it only lasts for a few minutes before I’m back to myself again, the self you all know to be […]


How to relax your shoulders while you sit tall

How to relax your shoulders while you sit tall     This is another question from one of my readers who downloaded my ebook “15 healthy habits for the body“. She asked me how can she possibly relax her shoulders when she drives and sits tall.   Indeed this is a good question. We are […]


3 ways to enhance your meditation experience

3 ways to enhance your meditation experience   I was introduced to meditation and mindfulness when I was 8 years old through my Martial Arts practice. I never thought I would ever teach it though. For 20 years I practiced Zanshin, the Japanese for “state of total awareness”. I experimented in different situations and environments, […]


16 benefits of practicing deep breathing 4

16 benefits of practicing deep breathing 1.   Improves your cardiovascular system. Your heart is a muscle and, like any other muscle in your body, it can be developed through practice. 2.   Removes stale air from your lungs. 3.   Helps you heal faster by directing the breathe into areas of the body where […]


How to do a full press-up and Why

How to do a full press-up and Why   Women have smaller muscles so it is more difficult to do full press-ups, I hear this very often. While that might be true up to a certain extent it usually has to do with training and conditioning. As usual, I am here to challenge traditional way […]


Meditation: what, where, how and why

Meditation What, Where, How, When & Why   Since I began incorporating meditation in my work with clients I get a constant type of feedback such as “I tried so many times but can’t empty my mind”, “I can’t sit still even for 1 min let alone 30 min” or “I get bored when trying to […]


Learn The Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique For Running

    Learn The Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique For Running In Martial Arts we always paid attention to breathing. When breathing in a correct manner we have more power, more control over our bodies and we reduce the risk of certain injuries. Now, still a Martial Arts competitor but also a runner, I believe that breathing is […]

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‘Engage your core’, what does that mean? Why should I do it?

‘Engage your core’, what does that mean? Why should I do? ‘Engage your core’, ‘suck your belly in’ or ‘squeeze your abs’ are terms repeatedly used by fitness professionals, including myself, but do we really think about what that means? Due to a limited time frame we never really delve into the benefits of building […]