Mental movement, leads to more serenity

We already knew that people who don’t do any physical activity are much less able to relieve stress in an effective and healthy way. Or simply put, a lack of exercise leads to poor health. After all, that’s our basic philosophy at FitCoin Ecosystem. 

Through our incentive system, which is not aimed at extreme sports, but rather at natural exercise for everyone, we want to prevent a lack of exercise from leading to more stress. Lack of exercise significantly hinders coping with problematic situations, leads to lower energy levels and slows down the metabolism. This often leads to a tendency to overeat and abuse substances or medications. 

But for us at FitCoin Ecosystems, it’s also important to stay fit in the head and so we also want to tell you a mental way to less stress.But for us at FitCoin Ecosystems, it’s also important to stay fit in the head and so we also want to tell you a mental way to less stress. 

Did you know that in addition to physical exercise, you can also achieve greater peace of mind through your mental attitude and thus greater satisfaction and success?

To do this, neurobiologist Andrew Huberman of Stanford University has pointed out two simple ways, one is the “panoramic view” and the other is “psychological sighing.”

Whether it’s in your business, in your club, or in your personal life, stress is often not about what we hear, read, or the images we see, rather it’s about how we respond to it with our breathing and our eyes. So Andreas Hubermann’s slightly different perspective is about reducing stress by looking at our environment differently.

These findings are based on both old and new research. A team led by Mark Krasnow of Stanford University and Jack Feldmann of UCLA, discovered close connections between neurons that control breathing and the brain region responsible for arousal and panic. Science is increasingly recognizing the extent to which vision and breathing act directly in the brain.

But what is stress, which so often weighs us down?

I view stress as on an arousal axis, Hubermann views stress as on a continuum of autonomic arousal, common to both views is coma at one end and a panic attack with heart palpitations at the other. In between are the stress factors we often perceive, such as permanent alertness, drowsiness, and lack of concentration, etc. This often indicates a high level of vegetative arousal. Spontaneously, in order to reach a goal, this state is useful and even necessary, let’s think of it when we need to run away from something. Permanent or too much of it, however, makes sick!

This condition is intensified by a certain overload of stimuli and information. They see a headline in the newspaper or on the Internet, a message from colleagues or new club rules and the like – their pulse rises, their breath quickens. Do you know this?! But one of the strongest reactions here involves the eyes. This strikes the least consciously 

on. The pupils dilate and the position of the lens changes, we change our visual system to a lens mode, i.e. to a strongly focused field of vision, in that the surroundings, lose focus. Mechanically, the eyeballs rotate a little toward the nose, which adjusts the depth of field and focuses to a single point. A primitive primeval mechanism of focusing. 

But what does that do to our bodies?

It is, shall we say, exhausting for you. This is because focal vision activates the sympathetic nervous system. Messenger substances are released that cause us to become internally agitated; you become restless, often unconsciously. Many do not know that our eyes are an active part of our brain and therefore part of the central nervous system.

The solution? Change your visual mode.

With the change in your visual mode, comes inner peace and this changes your stress level.

Take a look at the horizon, let your eyes wander into the distance, as the saying goes. This is called the “panoramic view” or the “optical flow”. This type of vision reduces the trigger in the brainstem involved in alertness and arousal. In this way, they can reduce, and with enough practice, even eliminate an emerging stressful situation. Simply put – change the way you look at your environment – it doesn’t matter what is there. 

And since, in addition to vision, breathing is one of the fastest ways to control autonomic arousal, there is also the psychological sigh. The way we breathe directly affects our state of stress. In this context, data show that people, including animals for that matter, emit psychological sighs while they sleep. That is, they inhale twice, followed by exhaling once. This is similar to a process during sobbing. Therefore our tip for you:

Two, better three, psychological sighs and they bring your autonomic arousal back to a normal level. 

Now, in case you’re wondering how this is possible, here’s a brief, simplified explanation. Their lungs are made up of millions of tiny bubbles, like balloons. Wenn Sie gestresst sind, geht Ihnen die Luft aus – Ihre Ballons, dann fallen Sie buchstäblich in sich zusammen. With the psychological sigh, you virtually inflate yourself again. Carbon monoxide was the trigger because its level became too high in your body, and by sighing you emit a maximum amount of carbon monoxide.

By the way, why you should pay special attention to your breathing and vision is easily explained. Because you can’t directly control your heart rate. What you can do is move your diaphragm and therefore your breathing – which affects your heart rate. The connection is in the diaphragm, the only voluntary skeletal muscle in the body. Thus, the diaphragm can control directly and so breathing forms a bridge between conscious and unconscious body control. You can also widen your field of vision to promote inner peace.

Move and breathe and see yourself free. It`s your Life – Your FitCoin Ecosystem.

® Dr. Bernhard G. Förg

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