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Mindful : June 2017
1 NASAL BREATHING If you’ve done yoga, you’ve likely done diaphragmatic nasal breathing, where the diaphragm is engaged while breathing deeply and slowly only through your nose. The technique is used to focus the mind and trigger the relax- ation response. The same thing happens when you breathe through your nose while running slowly, as in mindful running. Plus, nasal breathing warms and filters the air before it travels into your lungs, which is a boon for running in cold, low- humidity climates. But it’s difficult, if not impossible, to maintain nasal breathing as you increase your speed and your body requires greater levels of oxygen than your nose can handle. Catch Your Breath 3 popular breathing methods to use while running. Try each one and pick your favorite. 2 MOUTH BREATHING This is the most efficient way of getting the large amounts of oxygen needed under exer- tion. Runners usually naturally adopt a rhythmic breathing pattern focused on exhalation through the mouth. 3 ALTERNATING BREATHING Whether you breathe through your nose or your mouth, alternating your exhale- to-footstrike pattern can wake you from the hypnosis of a repeated rhythm and according to one study, may help prevent running injury. Instead of a 2:2 pattern, where you inhale for two footstrikes and exhale for two, try a 3:2 pattern, inhaling for three strikes and exhaling for two. (If you’re naturally fast, you may want to adjust this to a 2:1 pattern.) PHOTOGRAPHBYPLAINPICTURE/LANCASTER