Once upon a time… in a wee community exercise class, there was a fitness teacher/torturer who loved positive quotes.
She decided to end her classes with an uplifting quote and had intended to change the quote on a weekly basis.
The day she uttered the words ‘breathe in pink, breathe out grey’ something magical happened and she couldn’t have predicted the amazing reaction from her class participants.
Everyone felt the stress leave their body when they imagined breathing in a big breath full of pretty pink and blowing out all the dusty grey
…and so it became the way she always finished her classes….for ever and ever!

Over the years my wee quote- ‘breathe in pink, breathe out grey’ has come in handy.

When my girls were small and woke up during the night with a bad dream, I used to tell them to breathe in pink and breathe out grey to calm them down and get them back to sleep. It worked every time!

I must admit – I’ve been ‘breathing in pink’ quite a lot these past few weeks and I feel like it has really helped reduce my stress levels here at home with the girls doing their school work and my husband working from home!

Do you have any breathe pink stories to share? Have you used it to help you in a stressful situation?

I’d love to hear them!

Core Breathing tip.
Pilates starts with your core. So if you can practice this breathing technique it will help improve your Pilates practice.

Whether sitting or standing, find your best posture.

Inhale and let your torso expand with air like a balloon (without forcing your stomach to protrude out).

As you exhale, press the air out of your stomach and torso, concentrating on pulling your stomach in toward your spine and gently squeezing your pelvic floor (to do this – imagine you are stopping a pee mid flow)

When you think you’ve pressed all the air out, engage your stomach towards your spine another centimetre for maximum results.

Deep breaths are like little love notes to yourself

Here’s hoping it won’t be long until the pink breathing fitness teacher gets to see all her lovely clients and there is a happy ending to the story.

Take care, stay safe & keep breathing pink!

Julie ‘the future is pink’ Smith