When you first begin to learn the Way of Hindu Squats, you may be surprised to hear that the breathing method reversed.
When Karl Gotch taught this to me, for a moment, he was no different than a tai chi master. Why? Because he told me that the most important part of the exercise is the breathing.
Breathing is primary – even though proper technique is still incredibly important. Focusing on the inhale and exhale, though, helped make the technical aspects much easier. This is something that virtually no coaches in western sports understand – to this day.
Reminds me of the words of Laozi, from the Tao Te Ching:
“The space between heaven and earth is like a bellows.
The shape changes but not the form.”
There are many reasons for utilizing a reverse pattern of breathing when you do Hindu Squats – as well as when you do Hindu Pushups.
One is because this method gives a deeper massage to the internal organs, helping them do their job more effectively,
Another reason is that reverse breathing is believed to increase internal power.
Yet another is the idea that it will help you “turn back the clock.”
Perhaps most importantly, it clears the mind and helps you to relax and flow.
This past weekend I shot a couple new videos that detail the “ins and outs” of reverse breathing – and the way to easily apply it when doing the Royal Court, as well as many other exercises I teach.
I did this because everything I’ve ever read on the subject of reverse breathing and how to do it, either explained it improperly or left out essential details.
Luckily, due to the training I’ve received in China, I discovered a Way to help people get the feel and hang of this method quickly – and to do so without strain.
Come and get it at the Matt Furey Inner Circle. You’ll be blown away by the difference it makes in your life.
P.S. The newest videos on this deep breathing methodology will be going up later this week.