My presentation at The Aspen Brain Lab on using Breath in Brain Health
What would our physical, mental and emotional health be like if the feedback loop was more HPS (hippocampus/pineal/serotonin) instead of HPA (hypothalamus/pituitary/adrenaline)?
Most of our mental and emotional processing has developed a chronic feedback loop that instructs a level of threat (or stress response). Through mindful diaphragmatic nasal breathing, controlling the length, pace & depth (LPD) including skillful breath retention sequences, we can stimulate the vagus nerve, slow heart rates and blood pressure and influence a change in behavior (or action or performance).
Here’s my lecture from the Aspen Brain Lab held at The Aspen Institute this summer. Breathe . . . through your nose please.