You can read about what you are doing when you use the Breathing Trainer - improving Heart Rate Variability (HRV) - and more about how it helps you, here.
HRV changes for the better very fast when you change your breathing pattern by following the Breathing Trainer.
People use bio-feedback software in our clinic while following the Breathing Trainer and so actually see the improvement in their HRV pattern on the computer screen. This is usually within 30 seconds. I love the amazement on people’s faces when they see how quickly they can influence how their body works!
Equally quickly, the HRV pattern goes into a nose-dive when I ask people to stop doing the breathing pattern and bring up feelings associated with over-work, worry, anger or fear. It is sobering to see how unwelcome thoughts and feelings affect our bodies so dramatically.
For many of us though, even before Covid 19, it was pretty much our default state to be stressed out all the time. If that’s you, please stop and find ways, like using this Breathing Trainer, to reduce the harm that ‘feeling stressed’ day after day can do. Especially in times like now we want to avoid that; it feels horrible, plus we want to do everything we can to keep our immune function strong, our blood pressure low, and our spirits high by keeping the stress of it all under control.
After doing the breathing daily for 10 minutes for about a week, people start to feel calmer overall, not just when they are following the breathing pattern.
On the bio-feedback software we start to see their baseline HRV getting better too – that’s good. A lot of people like to do this breathing more than once a day, such as before they get up and last thing at night.
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Author: Sarah Monk