Why does adrenaline increase when breathing?
The breathing exercises that we use are based on hypoxia and hypercapnia. When we create hypoxia – lack of oxygen – increases the body automatically the adrenaline levels, since the adrenaline helps the body increase its energy. That is exactly what the body does during other forms of pressures, where there is a lack of oxygen or it requires more oxygen to the body’s energy production, as during exercise, stress or toxins for example. When holding your breath or breathing out slowly a lack of oxygen is automatically formed, triggering a major production of adrenaline. Also, our mental abilities increase when the amount of neurotransmitters increase. We become clearer in the head, get better memory and become bright and creative. Since the catecholamines provide good sensitivity for the body’s own hormones, we also get more pleasure from our sex hormones. The body rejuvenated if we can sustain the production of catecholamines. We feel greater joy and in a good mood, and in turn increases the catecholamines even further. We will enter a virtuous cycle. Unfortunately, the same applies the other way. But anyone who is aware of this chemistry can also control it by to do the breathing exercises.