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Good Breathing Technique for Lifting Weights

 

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A successful life coach in Arizona, Peter Winslow divides his time between helping clients achieve their goals as the owner of GoldMind, LLC, and guiding people toward managing ankylosing spondylitis (AS) as the founder of the AS Victors Club. When he’s not busy with his work as a life coach, Peter Winslow enjoys weight training.

Many people don’t think about breathing when they weight lift, but incorrect breathing technique increases the risk of injury and can cause blood pressure spikes, vision disturbances, and bursting blood vessels. To get the right breathing technique, individuals should begin controlling their breathing before they even start lifting. Depending on how intense a planned lifting session will be, this pre-lift regulation should begin 30 to 45 seconds before picking up the weights.

As a person picks up the weights, he should breathe out. This part of the exercise exerts the body, as does lifting or pushing the weight. It is known as the concentric phase of a lift and results in the muscle shortening or contracting.

During the concentric phase, people are more likely to hold their breath because they are straining their body. This maneuver is known as the Valsalva maneuver and is commonly seen among people lifting extremely heavy weights that require a great deal of exertion. For most people, it’s safer to avoid the Valsalva maneuver altogether and instead focus on breathing out in a controlled manner as they exercise.

Individuals must then breathe in as they drop the weight back down. This phase involves lengthening the muscle and is known as the eccentric phase of weight lifting. It is usually less strenuous on the body, so it’s the ideal time to breathe in.

Yama – One of Raja Yoga’s Eight Principles

 

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Accomplished life coach Peter Winslow helps clients attain their goals and heal their bodies and minds as the owner of GoldMind, LLC. A practitioner of what he teaches, Peter Winslow enjoys producing guided meditations and teaching raja yoga.

Raja yoga, meaning king yoga, teaches practitioners how to be independent and autonomous. It is also known as Ashtanga yoga and consists of eight steps, the first of which is called yama. This part focuses on self-control and one’s ethical standards. Practitioners learning about yama are encouraged to consider how they conduct themselves in daily life and change their behavior to match how they want to be treated by others.

There are five different yamas that practitioners must commit to: ahimsa, satya, asteya, aparigraha, and brahmacharya. Ahimsa is the commitment to do no harm to any other living being. It is the non-violence principle of raja yoga and teaches practitioners to avoid any death of animals. Meanwhile, satya teaches truthfulness and encourages practitioners to avoid exceeding their limits. Individuals must commit to speaking the truth in everyday life and also conveying the truth by not making excuses or hiding their true face from others.

Asteya is responsible for practitioners making a commitment to never steal. Material objects and mental property that belong to another person should never be taken from them, nor should the environment ever be ruined. Along this same line of thought, aparigraha states that people should not accumulate possessions or worries. These things are left behind when a person leaves this world and bring freedom to a person when left behind in life.

Finally, brahmacharya teaches practitioners to live a pure life. Many people misinterpret this yama as abstaining from sexual desires, but it actually means that a person should always turn their thoughts toward a higher power. At the same time, a person should always fulfill their duties on earth.

What Causes Ankylosing Spondylitis?

 

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An experienced life coach, Peter Winslow owns GoldMind, LLC, in Arizona. In this capacity, he helps individuals with everything from health and healing to spiritual awareness and self-mastery. Peter Winslow also helps other individuals manage their ankylosing spondylitis (AS) as the founder of the AS Victors Club.

A form of chronic inflammation, AS affects the sacroiliac joints at the base of the lower spine. It can result in stiffness in the spine, neck, and buttocks, along with pain and loss of spine mobility due to fusion of the vertebrae. The condition is a genetic disease and cannot be prevented. Rather, people who have a high risk of AS, or those who have already been diagnosed, can work at preventing complications of the condition, such as loss of mobility.

Scientists do not know any specific cause of AS, but they have linked the condition to certain risk factors. For instance, men have a higher likelihood of developing the condition than women, and most people diagnosed with the condition are early adults or late adolescents.

Further, the condition has been connected to the HLA-B27 gene. Roughly 90 percent of people with AS have this gene. Still, the presence of this gene does not mean a person will definitely get AS. In fact, only 1 percent of people in the United States have AS, while 7 percent have the HLA-B27 gene.

In addition, scientists have linked the IL23R and ARTS1 genes to AS. These two genes are related to the body’s immune function. It’s hoped that researchers will progress toward an AS cure by studying how these two genes affect the body.