Da har jeg lest boka «Breath – The New Science of a Lost Art» av James Nestor. Her var det et par avsnitt jeg vil ta vare på som belyser det jeg opplevde på en workshop med Breathwork i desember.
De står på s. 163:
Whenever the body is forced to take in more air than it needs, we´ll exhale too much carbon dioxide, which will narrow the blood vessels and decrease circulation, especially in the brain. With just a few minutes, or even seconds, of overbreathing, brain blood flow can decrease by 40 percent, an incredible amount.James Nestor
In addition, the sustained pH imbalance in the blood sends distress signals throughout the body, specifically to the limbic system, which controls emotions, arousal, and other instincts. Consciously sustaining these stress signals long enough may trick the more primitive limbic system into thinking the body is dying.
Nestor, James (2020) Breath – The New Science of a Lost Art