The Vagus Nerve: An Unexpected Key to Better Performance
Get to know your vagus nerve. Create more joy. Be more energetic. All of this will optimize your fitness efforts and more.
Challenge Yourself: Relaxation Breathing For Rest Days
Try this simple and effective breath practice to unplug from your daily responsibilities and concerns.
How to Manage Arousal Levels for Competitive Advantage
You could be the strongest person at the event, but if you can’t psych up and down, you might lose.
4 Commitments You Can Make to Have Happy, Healthy Holidays
This year, I’m challenging myself (and you) to take the stress out of the holidays.
Strongman Profile: Otto Arco Teaches Us About Muscle Control Techniques
Learn about how Otto's amazing muscle control can be helpful in weight lifting and other sports.
3 Lessons We Can All Learn From the CrossFit Games
I enjoy reading articles by the Breaking Muscle coaches about their perspective on the Games. From them, three common themes emerge.
DVD Review: "Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief" by Rodney Yee
Taking time to relax should be easy, but it's also easy to make excuses and skimp on your unwind time. Rodney Yee's new DVD is a great relaxation resource if you're fatigued from workouts or life.
What the Heck Is Restorative Yoga and Why Should I Do It?
Recently I had my first experience with restorative yoga. I don’t think I’ve ever tried an exercise class where my body was less challenged and my mind more challenged.
Eric C. Stevens
Breaking Muscle Video: What Is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is an amazing hands-on, spiritual form of relaxation and stress reduction that promotes healing, health and peace. But what can it do for you as an athlete?
Dear Willow: How to Help a Stressed Client?
This week an instructor asks how to help a client deal with stress. Willow gives us ideas on how first to identify the stress then tools for alleviating it.
Confessions of a Chronic Meditator: The Simple Why and How of Meditation
Meditating can be done anywhere and just about anytime. I do it. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Read on and I'll share my tips on how to incorporate this habit into your daily life.
Traver H. Boehm
Breaking Muscle Video - How to Meditate, for Beginners
Meditation is a simple as it is misunderstood. This video talks about some of the fundamentals of meditation with insight into common problem areas. Enjoy!
Traver H. Boehm
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