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The Secret to Super-Charged Schoolwork: Learning to breathe properly

26. 06. 2017 - By Nirvana Fitness

Did you know that the average student takes breaths in and out 23,000 in a single day?

We hear you. You’re asking "That’s interesting but what’s the relevance of such a statistic?” It’s important because of the powerful link between breathing, learning, memory and academic performance.

Unfortunately for the majority of students, the breaths they are taking are short, shallow and only recruiting the muscles of the upper chest.

This pattern of breathing, so common to many of us nowadays, is harming their ability to concentrate, to recall information and has even been linked to reduced academic achievement and mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and ADHD.

Scientists are just beginning to discover the power of proper breathing and it’s relevance within a learning environment but the emerging research is clear – when proper breathing is learned, everything else falls into place.

With so much stress on students to achieve these days unfortunately many of them are developing stress disorders as they attempt to cope with the heavy workload. The stress they are feeling sets off a chain reaction that spirals downward – as they become more stressed, they breath less efficiently which in turn perpetuates the feelings of stress that they are experiencing.

Poor breathing results in a raised heart rate, unbalanced CO2 concentrations in the bloodstream, tension in the shoulders and jaw, reduced ability to endure pain and fatigue as well as increases in catabolic hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.

All of this is obviously not ideal to creating a calm, supportive and positive learning environment. However it doesn’t have to be this way.

Nirvana® Breathing Fitness is an international breath-based fitness revolution. Students from across the globe are discovering the instant benefits of getting a proper breathing into their lives can have. What makes the system different is that it takes a holistic approach to wellness.

It incorporates the wisdom of various ancient traditions; mindfulness, breath-work and yoga and fuses them with modern evidence backed science. It’s a complete and powerful package to combat the stress and anxiety that afflict so many of our students nowadays.

Never before has the need to address the well-being of our students been more pressing. These young people are the future of our world. They are growing up in an environment that is ill equipped to provide them with the tools to relax, to focus, to be present and to enjoy life as it’s happening in the present moment.

Nirvana® Breathing Fitness is here to help you improve the performance and well-being of your students or your own personal studies. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

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