How can breathwork help students? If you are a student, we have a special discount for you in Neurodynamic Breathwork Online to encourage you to give it a try.
Decreased Stress, Better Sleep, Less Illness
One of the primary benefits to students is that breathwork has been shown to decrease stress levels. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina divided a group of 20 healthy adults into two groups. One group was instructed to do two sets of 10-minute breathing exercises, while the other group was told to read a text of their choice for 20 minutes. The subjects’ saliva was tested at various intervals during the exercise. The researchers found that the breathing exercise group’s saliva had significantly lower levels of three cytokines that are associated with inflammation and stress. Less inflammation also can boost your immune system resulting in less illness. Studying effectively when you have a cold is not easy!
Another study using Holotropic Breathwork showed significant reductions in anxiety and increase in self-esteem.
Reduced stress and anxiety also can improve quality of sleep which is another important factor in learning.
Improved Ability To Focus
Many students have also reported that the breathwork sessions have resulted in an improved ability to focus when studying or taking tests. This may be from reduced levels of stress or also from getting practice in maintaining focus on one thing (the breath) for an extended period of time during the breathwork workshops.
These areas are all key factors for improved learning skills, i.e. performance on tests and improved ability to absorb information and learn in school.
Will it work for you? Give it a try and see for yourself, you have nothing to lose. With regular practice, many participants see discernable and sometimes dramatic results in how they feel within the first month. If you do give Neurodynamic Breathwork a try, and do it at least once a week or more for a month or more, we would love to hear back from you regarding how it impacts your life as a student.