It’s no secret that a lot of us deal with stress — that’s why calming breathing techniques are a hot topic these days. But our special guest Mani Srinivasan says that many of us need proper breathing techniques more than we know. Mani says that most of us are actually so stressed out that our bodies are in a perpetual state of sympathetic system overload. In other words, a lot of us are actually stuck in fight-or-flight mode.
Mani joins us today to talk about how integrating deep breathing techniques into your everyday life can make a huge difference in the way we react to stressful situations. Mani is the founder of BreatheFreeNow, an organization that helps spread education about calming breathing techniques to communities all over the world.
The Benefits of Breathing Exercises are for Everyone
As soon as we wake up in the morning, those of us who have a million things to do before the days is over tune into a reality when we are in a constant state of the sympathetic system, or fight-or-flight. Mani’s mission is to improve daily living by using the power of proper breathing techniques to unlock the parasympathetic nervous system.
And these calming breathing techniques aren’t only valuable to high-stress individuals. Breathing exercises also help people with compromised respiratory functions, like asthma. Essentially, Mani teaches how to use breathing as a healing and grounding mechanism. “Where tension goes, energy flows,” he says.
Mindful Breathing Exercises Whenever You Need Them
If you want to learn more about the benefits of breathing exercises and Mani’s suggested breathing techniques, visit his website BreatheFreeNow and follow him on Instagram @breathefreenow.