- 1 A definitive work on increasing the Relaxation Response.
- 2 Herbert Benson M.D. & Lisa Rankin, M.D.’s ideas
- 3 Doing Pursed Lips breathing increases Coherence
- 4 Increase your parasympathetic nervous system activity with an app on your phone.
- 5 Exercise helps too
- 6 Meditation increases Parasympathetic Nervous System activity.
A definitive work on increasing the Relaxation Response.
Two M.D.’s Richard P Brown M.D. from Columbia Univerisity and Patricia L Gerbarg frm the New York Medical College have written “the healing power of the breath” which describes in detail and with a CD how to do breath practices which increase para-sympathetic nervous system activity.
Herbert Benson M.D. & Lisa Rankin, M.D.’s ideas
Herbert Benson wrote a book called The Mind/Body Effect in which he discussed how the Relaxation Response can increase welless by changing the activity of the autonomic system. Lissa Rankin M.D. author of Mind over Medicine has suggested that increasing parasympathetic nervous system may be the root of all self-healing “miracles” where people can recover from serious medical issues without standard medical interventions.
Doing Pursed Lips breathing increases Coherence
I have found that breathing in heavily through my nostrils for say three seconds , then breathing out forcibly through pursed lips for say seven seconds can dramatically increase my Heart Rate Coherence and thus the Relaxation Response. Click here to learn more about this.
Increase your parasympathetic nervous system activity with an app on your phone.
This clip on YouTube can support you in closing your eyes while practicing the 365 technique.
Exercise helps too
A paper discusses how exercise can improve parasympathetic nervous system activity
Meditation increases Parasympathetic Nervous System activity.
Check out this paper
There is a very simple breathing pacer on YouTube . If you follow it’s guidance for ten minutes , you will most probably get into Heart Rate Coherence, boost your Para Sympathetic Nervous System and enjoy more peace and calm in your life,
Saying the Jesus Prayer ( or any other repetative ) increases e Parasympathetic Nervous System according to Dr Zeider and helps people become more calm and peaceful and feel less anxious.