Meditation with
Equestrians

14 August 2018

Horses and humans can both get a little spooked, so take some time to meditate and relax...

If your to-do list has sent you into a mild state of panic and heightened emotional state before you jump into the saddle, your horse is going to feel it too and may react in kind.

 

In this latest Health & Fitness video (below), hosts Ali Divita and Mari Inouye teach us how to transition from ‘fight or flight’ and into ‘rest and digest’.

 

Ali and Mari go through series of breathing exercises and meditation that will help you to transition from a fight-or-flight amped out state of being down into the parasympathetic mode of rest and digest.

 

See the full video below...

First up is a diaphragm breathing exercise...

“You just really want to help feel that diaphragm engage meaning breathing into your belly and then exhaling drawing the belly button up and in,” explains Vaulting champ Ali.

 

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