Breathe for Brainpower

eweber   July 17, 2009   8 Comments

Conflict strikes all of us with about 22 stressors on a normal day. So why do some take stressors in stride well yet others snap back?

Recent research puts new emphasis on breathing deep when stressors hit. A deep breath helps you to tame the amygdala triggers for emotional outbursts.

Take a few more deep breaths today and you can expect calm under pressure, according to neuro-scientist Joshua Gordon at Columbia.

Have you seen it happen?

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8 thoughts on “Breathe for Brainpower

  1. eweber Post author

    Thanks for your kind words Scott – seems like next week’s stressors are all here at the Brain Center today too:-) So folks here also suck it in:-) a bit more than usual today. :-)

    Hope we are all surprised by joy before the day ends – because we breathed:-)!

  2. Chris Crimmins

    Thanks for the reminder Ellen. Breathing, being basic to life, it seems that we would try no to skimp. I will be breathing better this weekend after reading your post.

  3. eweber Post author

    Hey Chris, what’s up? Thanks for stopping by!

    In your work perhaps the deeper breathing becomes a bit more of a pattern since you are moving around more. Have you found that to be so, and have you noticed that breathing impacts your ability to come up with insights you need in decision making?

  4. GenniK

    Thanks for the great information! I have been learning a lot…and I, too, will be breathing better this weekend after reading this and other past posts! :o)

  5. eweber Post author

    Thanks Genni for stopping by and for your kind words. Spent part of this morning out weeding along a creek in my yard and it’s fun to breath is fresh air too:-). You?

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