The Top Two Breathing Techniques to Reduce Stress

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Stress can have pretty bad effects on your physiology, but the bright side is it can be reversed by a few lifestyle changes.

Here’s a pictorial representation of the two predominant nervous systems in the human body-

High durations of stress can trigger the sympathetic nervous system which gives rise to FIGHT OR FLIGHT response.

Also, a hormone called cortisol is released when you are stressed which causes mood swings, anxiety, weight gain, muscle weakness, and many other adverse effects.

Breathing Techniques

I have good news for you- Breathing Techniques can help you find a way out of stress and that’s backed by science. How?

Your breathing patterns resonate with your emotions- feeling joyful will make your breath regular, deep, and slow; whereas anger or anxiety will make your breath irregular, short and fast.

Conscious and deep breathing can regulate the parasympathetic nervous system and quieten our ‘Fight or Flight’ reactiveness.

SKY Breath Meditation

Research into the SKY technique has proven that prolactin, an emotional well-being hormone increases, while the stress hormone cortisol is lowered by its regular practice

This breathing technique emphasizes engaging your diaphragm while taking deep and slow breaths.

Diaphragmatic Breathing

The diaphragm is the muscle that sits below the lungs and provides them the support

Diaphragmatic Breathing

vagus nerve the longest nerve in the body connects from the brain to the gut which gets stimulated and triggers the parasympathetic response thus uplifting your mood.

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