How Does Deep (diaphragmatic) Breathing Affect The Brain?
When we inhale, the heart beat goes up and when we exhale, the heart beat comes down. The difference between them is called heart rate variability(HRV). When we practice slow & deep diaphragmatic breathing, say 5 breaths per minute with the HRV of minimum 20, heart rate at 60-65 and brain coherence at 100%, we end up in supplying huge amounts of oxygen to our brain. This ensures global activation of brain and lighting up the intricate parts of the frontal cortex of the brain(executive centre) and new neural circuits are formed. Such activation have profound effects on the energy levels, ability to focus, clarity in thinking, decision making etc. I have been doing this study for the past 6 yrs and you can visit one of my recent articles in the website where i have posted some biofeedback images. Happyness Coach: Raise your BP Continue reading >>