How’s your breathing? Do you have trouble breathing? What is the correct way to breathe?
Feldenkrais exercises teach “many ways to breathe” instead of the “correct way to breathe.” Your breath should be adaptive and comfortable no matter what you are doing. In other words, whether you are at rest or walking, frightened or happy, making love or playing with your kids, or you are working on the plumbing under your kitchen sink, your breath should be natural. Each situation requires a unique adaptation of your breath as well as your body. So having many ways to breathe, arguably, is the correct way to breathe.
So do we need to memorize dozens of ways of breathing? Fortunately not. Feldenkrais exercises teach your autonomic nervous system – that’s the part of you that automatically controls your breath. Just by doing Feldenkrais breathing exercises, you can reeducate your brain and nervous system to be more flexible and adaptive. So no matter what you are doing, you can breathe easily and comfortably.