Take a Breath!

How about a peaceful state of mind? There are a cluster of nerve cells in your brainstem that connect breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and anxiety. That’s what researchers at Stanford University have found out. Selectively manipulating some neurons caused the type of breathing to change in the mice; there were fewer fast active and sniffing breaths and more slow breaths associated with relaxation. The findings may explain why taking deep breaths are calming. #Fibrogator