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The Future Brain With Breath

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.



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