"So what makes breathing so effective? It’s very difficult to talk your way out of strong emotions like stress, anxiety, or anger. Just think about how ineffective it is when a colleague tells you to “calm down” in a moment of extreme stress. When we are in a highly stressed state, our prefrontal cortex — the part of our brain responsible for rational thinking — is impaired, so logic seldom helps to regain control. This can make it hard think straight or be emotionally intelligent with your team. But with breathing techniques, it is possible to gain some mastery over your mind." #ProjectWelcomeHomeTroops #SKYbreath
Studies found it outperformed other techniques over both the short and long term.