Breathe yourself better
We all know that feeling. Lying awake at night with your mind racing about tomorrow’s big presentation or the ever expanding, never ending to-do list ruling your day and destroying your social life. Yes, we are talking about stress and it is probably the biggest health challenge that the modern world faces.
Luckily, there is a solution at hand and it doesn’t involve checking yourself into expensive retreats, decking yourself out in tie-dye and sticking a bindi on your forehead. It’s actually so simple, new born babies even utilise it – using your breathing to control the effects of stress on your body.
We were lucky enough to host Michael Townsend, Founder of Breathe Sync, at PrettyGreen’s The Clearing event who was able to tell us about his fascinating voyage of discovery into using breathing techniques to combat stress and improve wellbeing.
Michael is a man who knows all there is to know about stress. He’s an ex hard drinking, 1980s Saatchi Ad man who left it all behind to save his health and sanity after a horrific family tragedy. Michael becoming a Yogi and embarked on a long-term mission to breathe the world better. He has developed the innovative Breathe Sync, an app that uses science from Russian cosmonauts to help you align your heart rate with your breathing to give you a wellness quota – a scoring system that measures how you are handling stress.
Learning to focus and control your breathing through Breathe Sync, Michael exhorts, creates the platform for which everything else: health, happiness, cognitive ability, elevated performance, success and influence is built on. It can even aid better sleep. Give it a try. Learning to breathe better each day has helped one PrettyGreener who was a regular insomniac, become a solid 8 hours-a-night man. It really does work.
Since Michael’s talk, we now regularly see members of the office taking some time out to breath before big meetings. So what are you waiting for? Listen to Michael and download Breathe Sync. We’ll guarantee you’ll feel a lot better in the long run.
Now, lets’ take a moment to just Breathe innnnnnnnnnnnn, Breathe outttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt…..
As part of Michael’s quest to help the world breathe better he’s currently looking for crowd funding to help Breathe Sync spread the message to even more people across the globe. Get involved here
Watch the full talk here.