When it comes to improving your overall health and reducing the stress
experienced when gaming, many players do not realize that paying a little
extra attention to their breathing rate could go a long way. In recent
years a growing body of evidence has begun to demonstrate that well-focused
and paced breathing can reduce stress, promote overall long-term health,
and improve performance in terms of concentration. In addition to this,
the nature of gaming means that those who dedicate their spare time to their
favorite game need to pay more attention than others to how they breathe.
Fortunately, it is possible to improve your breathing and therefore your
overall health by dedicating just a few minutes a day to deep breathing
As any devoted player will know, the art of gaming can often become quite
stressful. With stress comes several short and long-term side-effects.
For example, in the short-term you can easily develop conditions such as
hypertension, aka high blood pressure. In the long-term, such conditions
can lead to you developing other forms of heart disease. Fortunately, recent
research has demonstrated that people who choose to spend at least five to
ten minutes a day practicing deep breathing techniques can regulate their
blood pressure. As a gamer, you will spend the majority of your day engaging
in shallow breathing techniques. This means that your heart has to spend
more time pumping hard to compensate for the lack of oxygen you take in
with your short breaths. While it is not possible to consciously engage in
deep breathing throughout all your waking hours, taking a few moments on a
daily basis can help you give your heart a rest, and it can also lead to
naturally slower breathing practices. In the short-term, this means that you
will have lower blood pressure. In the long-term, you are less likely to
experience adverse coronary events like angina or a heart attack.
When it comes to reducing stress, the benefits you will experience will extend
far beyond your heart. As a gamer you need your mental health to be in check
too, and by using breathing techniques to reduce your stress levels you can achieve
that. Next time you find yourself feeling angry because of gaming challenges,
take a minute or two to breathe in deeply. By doing this, you are more likely
to adopt a happy frame of mind. In turn, this happy frame of mind will enhance
your ability to concentrate, which will place you at the top of your game.
As a gamer you will be familiar with the fact that mild stress can often turn to
gamer rage. Whether it comes as a result of other platform players, or your own
performance, gamer rage can leave you unhappy and unable to play. Fortunately,
it is possible to both solve and prevent gamer rage through the use of focused
breathing techniques. Since the early 12th century, both men and women in the
Middle East have practiced Hatha yoga. Their main motivation for doing this was
to improve their ability to deal with life's major stresses, as well as adopting
ways to deal with stress as it approaches. To see the benefits of Hatha yoga, you
do not need to become a full devotee. Each time you experience stress as a result
of a game you are playing, you should breathe in for seven seconds, and exhale for
the same period of time. By doing this, your stress levels will lower, and in
future you will be less likely to experience gamer rage.
If you would like to place yourself on the right track when it comes to improving
your breathing, gaming techniques, and overall health, you should consider the
"Vitality Breath". With this breath you can improve the functioning of your
lymphatic system. As the system that supports your immunological defenses, the lymphatic
system undergoes a lot of stress.
- Breath In for a ratio of 1
- Hold your Breath for a ratio of 4
- Breath out for a ratio of 2
- Repeat the above steps 5 times, daily
As an example, if you breathe in for 5 seconds, you would hold your breath
for 20 seconds and then breathe out for 10 seconds. Make sure you are relaxed
during this and as you improve, increase the amount of time from 5 seconds.
Make sure you always breathe at a pace you are comfortable with, if you are straining to hold your breath,
then reduce the number of seconds.
This is something that can easily be done wherever you are, and it takes no time at all to do.
For the best gaming experience do this prior to Gaming sessions and also once during gaming breaks.
By taking a few minutes out of your daily routine, you can seriously enhance your
health as well as your gaming techniques. Well-focused breathing is not just needed
for great cardiovascular, mental, and lymphatic health; it can help with many areas
of your body. As scientists have recently discovered that better breathing leads to
less waste and therefore healthier kidneys, it is clear that the benefits of deep
breathing and other techniques cannot be understated. To see your health improve
drastically, get stuck in to conscious breathing techniques today.
Benefits for Gamers
Reduced Gamer Rage, Gaming Focus
Deep breathing techniques can assist Gamers with reducing Gamer Rage and stress levels,
allowing the Gamer to focus more on the game.