One of the reasons that I suggest meditation and deep breathing as tools for stress relief and enhanced well-being has been the experience of numerous meditation practitioners over the years. As mentioned in the linked article below, these claims have been made for centuries by Buddhist and yogist traditions, and more recently by mindfulness studies.
It’s heartening to learn that there is now evidence from scientific research that connects deep breathing and increased mental well-being. Researchers at Trinity College in the UK have demonstrated moderation of the brain’s chemical messenger, noradrenaline, through the control of the breath.
Put simply, how you focus and regulate your breathing leads to more clear mental focus, and by inference to increased well-being. My own experience with breathing and meditation also attests to this finding.
I’m including the link to the full article below for those readers who like to see the partnership of science and spirit.
Take a deep breath, and enjoy!