1:31 – Reece Dunn is a breath and movement expert from London who has gotten involved in the movement community in Kuwait. He works with clients on bridging the gap between mind and body, allowing them to practice relaxation and mindfulness.
3:57 – He describes the physiological and biochemistry changes associated with the movement of the cerebral spinal fluid through proper breathing.
6:45 – Reece worked with Mahdi the day before this episode was recorded, and Mahdi recounts his experience.
8:57 – Liam talks about his experiences using the wind path method in conjunction with ice baths and hot tubs. He says that your breathing controls your state and your state controls your breathing.
10:10 – They discuss the flow state desired by high-level athletes and what it takes to get there.
12:25 – When Liam was competing in Cypress, he practiced holding his breath for long periods of time and long exhales, which he realized made him calm instead of hyped.
16:35 – By relaxing and letting go of tension before a competition or workout, you can increase your performance by 5-10%.
18:33 – If you have “pain face” while you are working out, you need to practice effective breathing to relieve that tension.
20:23 – While the body can go up to 21 days without food and up to 5 days without water, you can only go for a few minutes without air. This should emphasize how important it is.
24:24 – Reece describes the meaning of “chi” and ways you can work on mindfulness right here and now.
29:37 – Movement is information, so you need to remain active throughout the day and be aware of your breath above all.
33:02 – Reece and Meg consider themselves as a part of the movement community, and Reece talks about what this entails.
35:28 – What is animal flow?
41:10 – They talk about the tendency in Kuwait to live rigid lives without flexibility, but it is really important to leave room for play.
44:48 – There is a fear element to expressing yourself, but getting over that is a part of the process.
45:20 – Mahdi connects this discussion to the “dark place” that many people describe in CrossFit.
47:15 – Try to relax and work through any movement blocks you experience, which are usually caused by stress or fear.
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