Hi Potsie Friends
I just posted about “Senobi Breathing” over on the post about gaining weight. Studies have shown Senobi breathing, which involves raising hands above the head, can up-regulate sympathetic nerve activity and increase concentrations of catecholamines after one minute in some people. I wonder if we are releasing too many catecholamines when we keep our hands up too long especially if we are looking up… it would be like doing extended episodes of Senobi Breathing. It is interesting that Senobi breathing had these increased concentrations of catecholamine effects in the Obese and DEPRESSED (OWD) group immediately after the breathing but not the “healthy” group but the relative sympathetic activity during the day is HIGHER in the healthy group. This is exciting! The OWD group’s “sympathetic nerve activity and hormone levels” recovered in 30 DAYS!!!!!! I think this fits in with Dr. Diana’s theory…VAGUS nerve, sound familiar anyone? Do you have any time for a new trial, Dr. Diana?
“After one minute of SBE, significant up-regulation of sympathetic nerve activity and increased concentrations of catecholamines, estradiol, and growth hormone were observed in OWD (depressed) group.”
“Twenty were healthy, and the other 20 were obese (body mass index > 25 and body fat > 30%) and in a depressive state (OWD). Sympathetic nerve activity determined by analyzing heart rate variability, and the hormone levels in the urine were investigated before and 30 min after one minute of SBE. The relative proportion of sympathetic nerve activity among healthy women in the daytime was 79.2 ± 2.3%, whereas that in OWD group was 30.4 ± 1.9%. After one minute of SBE, significant up-regulation of sympathetic nerve activity and increased concentrations of catecholamines, estradiol, and growth hormone (all P values < 0.001) were observed in OWD group. After 30 days of SBE, the sympathetic nerve activity and hormone levels had recovered in OWD group, and the depressive state, as evaluated by the Hamilton Depression Scale, had ameliorated. The “Senobi” breathing exercise was found to be effective for amelioration of depression in obese women possibly through up-regulation of sympathetic nerve activity and hormone secretion.”
“After 1 min of the “Senobi” breathing, substantial up-regulation of sympathetic nerve activity and increased urinary hormone secretion were observed in the overweight women but not in the healthy controls. Moreover, after repeating the exercise for a month, the obese patients showed significant loss of body fat. The “Senobi” breathing exercise was found to be effective for weight loss in obesity possibly by regulating the autonomic nervous system and the hormone secretion.”
“Senobi” stretch ameliorates asthma symptoms by restoring autonomic nervous system balance.”
“We recommend the patients engage in the “Senobi” stretch exercise, which involves stretching the arms and body upward while standing. After 1 month of regularly performing this exercise, most patients showed a decrease in the frequency of asthma rescue medication use. They also showed a recovery of forced expiratory volume in 1 second. These results suggest that the Senobi stretch is a useful exercise for asthmatic patients to perform to achieve a desirable improvement in symptoms.”
SENOBI BREATHING. (You can do this SITTING down too, my Potsie, friends!)
We are in a vicious cycle… we are dizzy so we stop raising our hands above our heads because it makes us dizzier. I wonder if Senobi Breathing might help reverse that cycle?
I’m going to try doing this 3 times a day. (sitting to start) I mean… I’ve got 3 minutes a day to spare!
My best, SweetFeather