Breath Endurance Foundation Practice

By Greg Finch

breathe, flow

I often ask surfers if they do any kind of structured breath work outside of their surfing. Often the answer is no and quickly the follow-up statement is "I don’t even know where to start".

So I’m going to give you this very straightforward tool to use start thinking about your breath. 

You’re going to start in down dog, flow into up dog and then transition into child’s pose. Flow through these three forms and transition every 5 seconds. Concentrating on holding one posture as 5 Seconds of an inhale, next posture 5 seconds as an exhale, and repeating 5 Seconds as an inhale. 

Use nasal diaphragmatic breath. Inhale through your nose, use your diaphragm to get a full breath, and exhale through your nose or your mouth. 

This is a great place to start thinking about and thus improving your breath endurance.

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My stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger

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I've noticed a big difference in really two main things. One is my pre-surf warm up gets my body loose and ready to surf. I feel like I'm not step-tripping over to myself as much. Doing those dumb falls that just waste a bunch of waves.

Second my stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger.

Josh Beckett - Winemaker

My Surfing Has Improved On So Many Levels

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My surfing has improved on so many different levels working with Greg. I have developed much more confidence in the water. I feel more comfortable & strong out there. I can paddle longer, pop-up faster, and turn with more power.

Heather Miller - Acupuncturist for WSL

Those aches & pains after a sesh aren't there anymore

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It really gave me direction of what to do to get my body feeling better. Some of those aches and pains I would get after a sesh aren't there anymore. I could see my body becoming much more reliable for me because of the exercises and techniques that were taught.

The personal service was awesome! Greg was very knowledgeable and easy to reach whenever. If I ever had a question he was there to help quickly.

Scott Williams

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