6. Stimulates the thoughtful pre-frontal cortex part of your brain.
Your prefrontal cortex is home to self-awareness, attentiveness, and emotion regulation. Breathing techniques teach students how to use their body to help them consciously calm down.
7. Increases energy. The more oxygen that is in the blood, the better our body functions. It also improves our stamina.
When we take deep breaths, the upward and downward movement of the diaphragm helps remove the toxins from the body promoting better blood flow.
8. Allows you to ‘pause’ or ‘reset’, moving you out of a flight-fight-freeze state, into a relax & responsive state.
Taking deep breaths sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then signals your body to relax. Deep breathing lowers stress in the body and increases relaxation.