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.
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……..