Stanford Study Shows That Deep Breathing Can Change Your Behavior

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We all know that when our heart rate increases, our breathing gets more shallow and we may even start to sweat. We often feel a rush of adrenaline, which can be a good thing; it releases chemicals in the brain that give us that exhilarating feeling. In that way, breathing changes our mood, which is a positive thing.

Slow breathing, as is practiced in Yoga, can calm our hearts and give us a sense of peace. This too is good. Once again, our mood changes to a state of calm. Slow breathing can be very helpful before you enter a stressful situation, like a meeting with your Boss, doing a presentation or speech before a room of people.

Breathing has been showed to reduce anxiety and stress.

But now, Stanford’s study gives us scientific proof that breathing can actually change your behavior.

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If you are the aggressive type, passive-aggressive, confrontational, easily offended, combative or overly assertive, for example; the way you breathe can actually change your behavior – not just your mood.

According to Stanford’s Study, slow, steady breathing leads to tranquility.

No more aggression, stress, blowing your stack.

Now that’s a MISOGI. Go so far outside your comfort zone by going within and watch how not only your mood, but your behavior changes for the better. A new scientific discovery is always a MISOGI.

 

As in the song by Eddie Vetter of Pearl Jam…...Just Breathe……..

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