Do you know your breathing pattern affects your emotions? Well, our breathing pattern has a direct relation with our emotions.
According to our emotional and physical state, our breathing pattern also changes. In fact, these changes happen normally to us but we don’t notice them.
There is not a big secret that our breathing patterns affect our emotions. The slightest change in your mood changes your breathing pattern.
If you don’t believe it just try this. Sit erect, raise the shoulders and collarbone and then lean forward. Now you just try to inhale.
What happen, feels scary? This is the little experiment that provides a link that there is a connection between our breathing pattern and emotions.
Each person has its own unique breathing pattern much like the fingerprint. But most of us are unaware of our signature breath print.
It may be because we don’t have to concentrate on breathing, as it just happens by its own. That’s why we even don’t realize that we often breathe backward sometimes as the famous opera tenor.
Even you can also control your emotions with your breathing patterns. Isn’t interesting? In fact, special training and classes are given to people to control their feelings by breathing patterns. Also, it takes the time to master yourself in this trick.
Here I will tell you, how your emotions are linked with your breathing pattern. Just read it and verify, the same happens with you?
When you get emotional your breathing is on the automatic pilot. When you are angry, anxious or fearful you will realize that you are over breathing at that time. Or you will huff and puff at that moment.
When it is the case of suspense, sadness, depression or conflict you will find that you are under breathing. Or you will hold your breath at this moment.
Guilt may appear as the suffocating or restricted shallow breathing and also a sensation of being weighted down. Boredom reflects lifeless, shallow breath and a little sensation in your body.
Grief reflects sobbing or spasmodic breath. Depressed people encounters sunken or depressed upper chest. Feeling of impatience reflects jerky, short and uncoordinated breaths. You can follow the guided meditation script for pain and grief.
These changes in breathing are automatic. You can observe these changes in your breathing when you will consciously try to do so.
In fact, if we understand our breathing patterns and how it affects our emotions then by using this knowledge we can also control our emotions. But, is not an easy task and also it’s not impossible. Research shows that taking control on our breathing can also influence that how we feel.
Also, quick inhaling and exhaling make us feel more tense. And when we breathe slowly it helps in reducing the stress and tension. Thus our breathing pattern changes our mood in a few minutes.
With the help of this knowledge, you can control your anger, stress, depression with the help of breathing. Hence you can lead a stress-free life and can provide a calming and soothing effect to your mind with breathing patterns.