How Deep Breathing Works
“Amazing things happen in the body and brain when you slow down your breathing to five or six full breaths a minute,” says Brown, who teaches a weekend course in coherent breathing (haveahealthymind.com). The heart, lungs, and blood vessels work more efficiently, delivering more oxygen to the body’s tissues and the brain. Parts of the brain that deal with complex problems begin to function better. Typically, you see a big change in brain-wave patterns -- meaning more healthy alpha waves and fewer sleepy delta waves.
“People with ADD feel a lot calmer, are better able to make good judgments, and are less easily frustrated,” says Brown.
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