Mon. May 20th, 2024

Book our unique YAWNING WORSHOPS (Donations to The Great Big Yawn) to help your staff, colleagues and families grow their resilience and positivity through learning how to change their physical state through the most instinctive action we take each day.

Using the YAWN to intentionally shift ourselves from one state to another may help:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of aloneness
  • and so much more…..

Using it to actively speed up the process of allowing our body to keep up with our thoughts may literally help us create new neural pathways faster than ever before.  Increasing our potential to literally become more intelligent, more compassionate and more economic with our time than ever before.

Did you know that Yawning:

  • stimulates the vagus nerve
  • stimulates the lymphatic system
  • stimulates the nervous system
  • stimulates your eyes
  • stimulates your ears
  • helps to change you from one state to another
  • helps creativity
  • helps process information
  • and so much more….

The act of yawning (oscitation) occurs in almost all vertebrates- even birds and fish exhibit a form of mouth gaping similar to yawning. In humans, yawning can start as early as 20 weeks after conception.

There’s research that also suggests that yawns are initiated alongside increases in cortical arousal, so yawns themselves may function to promote alertness. 

Studies show that we can reliably manipulate yawn frequency by changing ambient temperature and the brain and body temperature of the individual. In rats, we’ve conducted studies showing that rises in brain temperature reliably trigger yawning, [and that yawning is] followed by decreases in brain temperature.

Studies in animals have also indicated that contagious yawning may be an indicator that when one individual is experiencing diminished arousal, then seeing another person yawn might, in turn, increase the observer’s vigilance to compensate for the low vigilance of the yawner. The spreading throughout the group of contagious yawns might then increase the vigilance of the entire group.

Studies also showed people arrays of images that included threatening stimuli—images of snakes—and nonthreatening stimuli—images of frogs—and timed how fast they could pick out those images after seeing videos of people yawning or moving their mouths in other ways. After seeing other people yawn, their ability to identify and detect snakes, the threatening stimuli, rapidly improved. However, following the observation of yawning, frog detection was unaffected.

Yawning is a welcome sight for those working in the following areas as they understand the physiological, emotional and mental changes happening as they work with their clients to progress to the next level.

  • Yogis
  • Voice Coaches
  • EFT Practitioners
  • Hypnotherapists
  • Reiki Masters
  • Actors
  • Athletes
  • Elite sports people
  • Public Speakers
  • Energy Therapists

All are witnessing the change from anxiety and stress to a more relaxed and present state to focus from. Not only this it appears to help release old patterns of behaviour completely when used with other natural practices.


By Rachel

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