Imagine someone who eats fast food every single day of their life.
Each morning they wake up, guzzle down gallons of Coca Cola, cram their mouths with chocolate bars… before grabbing their coat and heading to Pizza Hut for breakfast.
And the benefits of lower stress levels are obvious and extremely well proven: a stronger immune system, better digestions, better sleeping patterns, less migraines… I could go on with this list for a very long time.
For me the most interesting benefit of learning to breathe better is the immediate boost in emotional awareness that our students report. That is, the ability to think objectively and be more aware of their emotions rather than just acting on them automatically and compulsively.
Why is emotional awareness important?
In a stressful meeting itâ€™s the person who thinks most clearly that wields the most influence
In an exam itâ€™s the student who keeps her mind serene and focussed that gets the best grades
And itâ€™s the sportsman who knows how to breathe correctly that has the winning edge over his competitors
I better go now but if you would like to learn more about breathing youâ€™re more than welcome to pop into our school and ask one of our friendly instructors for some free 1-to-1 advice.
We also run regular classes specifically about breathing (because we think itâ€™s so important).