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Breathing Exchanges Data between Body and Brain

 

Written by Adam - Neuroscience at Zenytime

Breathing Exchanges Data between Body and Brain

Ancient practices appreciate breathing as a foundation for wellness and science now knows why. Our breath is an indication of physiological states throughout the body. Your brain takes the lead from the body, creating stress or calm.

Every inhale and exhale is an opportunity to send messages between the brain and body that all is well… or not. 

Research supports that if there is one sign that indicates physiological wellness and predicts longevity, it is the vagal instant messaging between our brain and body.

This is enabled by the vagal nerve (“wandering” nerve).  The vagal nerve also sends bodily messages back to the brain, communicating calm or stress, wellness or illness.

 

A controlled 0.1 Hz breathing frequency is a scientifically-supported pattern that increases vagal nerve communication and supports wellness and anti-aging effects in both the body and brain. 

 

In the body it is associated with increased cardiovascular fitness and longevity, measured by increased cardiorespiratory coupling. 

 

In the brain it associated with enhanced cognitive and emotion regulation, providing grace under pressure.

Research supports that if there is one sign that indicates physiological wellness and predicts longevity, it is the vagal instant messaging between our brain and body.

This is enabled by the vagal nerve (“wandering” nerve).  The vagal nerve also sends bodily messages back to the brain, communicating calm or stress, wellness or illness.

A controlled 0.1 Hz breathing frequency is a scientifically-supported pattern that increases vagal nerve communication and supports wellness and anti-aging effects in both the body and brain. 

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