If you're looking for a quick way to reduce anxiety around
school, your breath is a great place to start.
There was a fairly recent case study
that demonstrates daily mindful
breathing and cognitive reappraisal
practice's ability to reduce test
anxiety for students.
The case study also made it clear that your mindful breathing
increases positive automatic thoughts to a greater extent than
Speaking on the case study, renowned
breathwork coach, Jesse Coomer, states,
"This is why it's so important for you to
understand your body's breathing
mechanics and create an awareness of
There are plenty of students who are unknowingly putting themselves into a state of
fight or flight and it's not going to help their test scores." With school starting this fall, I
know you're probably looking to reduce some of the added stress that's on your
This case study reveals the power
of your breathing practice in a
practical way and what's possible
with the right information and
As stated in the study: "Based on our study results, we suggest that an
ongoing program of mindful breathing practice could become a
foundation of resilience for participants.
Future studies of the efficacy of mindful breathing
practice should be conducted with follow-up assessment
to determine the duration of mindful breathing practice`s
positive and beneficial effects." Basically, what they
mean is that keeping a consistent practice with your
breathwork is key to buildi
It's also revealing that with this exciting news, there's going
to be more that we find out about the power of your breath.
The study goes on to say: "Firstly,
both mindfulness breathing and
cognitive reappraisal practices
yielded a large effect size in reducing
test anxiety for undergraduate
Secondly, mindfulness breathing practice showed increased positive
automatic thoughts over time, compared to their counterparts, the
cognitive reappraisal practice and control group.
Our findings showed t