How the NAVY Seals Maintain Calm Under Stress


You wouldn’t believe how near it is.

One of the toughest careers out there has to be a NAVY Seal. It’s difficult to even begin to comprehend what they must do, see, and take in on a regular basis. They would be in trouble if they lacked the skills to control their emotions, maintain their composure, and maintain their concentration when they most needed it. These days, it is well known that they use breathing techniques to achieve this. They must use tools that are much closer at hand than that to aid them in the ferocity of battle instead of relying on elaborate machinery or any special equipment. The closest it gets is the exhalation.

The Mind

Rapidly occurring electrical signals from the brain are wired together and sent throughout the body by the nervous system’s extensive network of nerves. The animalistic instincts that are inborn in every being and designed to help them relax or get them to safety strongly influence these impulses. The fight-or-flight reaction has been used to describe this urge. The extremely prolonged fight-or-flight condition that NAVY Seals experience causes their nervous systems to become extremely alert, engaged, and focused. This would be sufficient for the majority of individuals to, at best, burn out or, at worst, result in heart failure. Due to this, NAVY Seals have mastered a few techniques that enable them to access their nervous system to keep them balanced.

The Nervous System

The sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system are the two components of the nervous system. It’s fascinating to note that both of them are activated when we breathe. Each one regulates various bodily functions. We activate the sympathetic nervous system when we breath. We activate the parasympathetic nervous system when we breath. Each breath is intended to regulate the nervous system both during inhalation and exhalation.

Our diaphragm tightens and descends as we inhale. Our own pulse also beats. This sends a very quick message to the brain, which then sends a very quick message back to the heart, telling it to accelerate up, which it does. The opposite is then true as we exhale. The heart expands as the diaphragm collapses. This transmits a very quick message to the brain, which then sends a very quick message back to the heart, telling it to slow down, which it does.For amusement, you can try this out right now on yourself. Just for a moment, close your eyes, and begin to feel your pulse. See if you can sense any changes in your rhythm breath.

Our nervous system uses the nerve paths that connect our brain to our heart to carry this information quickly throughout the rest of our body. Whatever signals are sent after that determine the ideas we have, the feelings we experience, and the actions we take. Could every thought, emotion, and action be directly related to the quality of our breath if the breath directly impacts the nervous system? It’s an intriguing query! And if so, we have the ability to alter these signals whenever we need to with a few easy breathing techniques, which I believe to be true. The NAVY Seals agree with this.

The Breathing

With each breath you breathe, imagine a set of scales that shifts from one side to the other. Exhaling leans to the right as you inhale. On one side is oxygen, and on the other is carbon dioxide. As oxygen enters our bodies during inhalation, the balances tip to the left. As CO2 leaves our bodies when we exhale, the balances tip to the right. Inhaling oxygen into our bodies, stimulating the sympathetic nervous system, which is in charge of the fight-or-flight reaction, dilates our pupils, and gives us energy is a straightforward explanation of how the breath and nervous system interact.

CO2 is expelled during exhalation, and the parasympathetic nerve system is engaged. (responsible for relaxation).
If the breath is steady, the nerve system will be perfectly and artistically balanced by the heart, the nervous system, and the breath. If it’s not, chaos might ensue. The NAVY Seals are experts at managing their respiration, among other things. Here is the well-known method.

Box Breathing

This method works wonders for enhancing emotional fortitude, reducing tension, and fostering inner calm. Its strength lies in its simplicity. Since the NAVY Seals disclosed they use box breathing to reduce stress, it has grown incredibly popular in recent years. It is also a potent method for overcoming nervousness. How to proceed

  • Breathe in for four to six seconds through your nostrils.
  • For four to six seconds, hold your breath
  • Exhale through your nostrils for four to six seconds.
  • For four to six seconds, hold your breath
  • For 5 to 10 minutes, repeat.

I informed you that it was much closer than you might believe! And now, if you’re unsure whether something so straightforward can actually succeed? Put it to the test! Oh, and there’s more—here’s a wonderful resource for discovering tranquilly whenever you need it.

Soft eyes

This is a lovely method for profound relaxation and mind-calming. The same impact can be achieved by gazing out at a wide, open horizon, but that is not always possible. We don’t need an expansive horizon to produce this experience, which is good news. The resources I enjoy disseminating are those that are openly available and cost nothing. They serve as a quick fix when harmony and serenity need to be restored. Our eyes, like our breath, are a mirror of our interior selves. High levels of attention or alertness can be seen in sharp, focused eyes. A calm, open mentality can often be seen in soft, relaxed eyes. Our pupils enlarge and our focus narrows when we’re on heightened alert.

To help us survive, this has developed. By ignoring the outside world, this kind of alertness enables us to pay careful attention to situations that pose an immediate threat. When it comes down to it, wild creatures frequently act in this manner. (as do the NAVY Seals). Nowadays, because of extreme tension, demanding workloads, and anxiety, more people engage in it. Alternating between these intensely concentrated states and more open, relaxed ones is the best way to regain balance. And just as the various breath patterns can aid in this process, so can the degree of “softness” we permit in our eyes. This technique is excellent for relieving stress, lowering anxiety, fostering intuition and creativity, and maintaining the current moment.

Put it into action:

  • Allow your breath to deepen and relax while you are securely seated.
  • While keeping an eye on what’s in your peripheral vision, look directly ahead.
  • While keeping your focus on the front, broaden your consciousness to the spaces above and below.
  • As your eyes “soften,” allow your concentration to be on “all things.”
  • Keep your focus on your breathing.
  • Stay as long as it’s convenient for you.

We always have all the instruments we need at our disposal. The purpose of the breath and our view is to uplift, comfort, relax, and support us. You can create “soft eyes” at any moment, anywhere, and in any circumstance. By enlarging our field of view, we let the nervous system unwind. This is a lovely tool that you can use whenever you need it, and when paired with the breath, it can be extremely effective.

To sum up

  • In order to self-regulate, NAVY Seals have discovered a method to “hack” into their nervous system. Since they are only people, just like you and I, you are also able to do it.
  • To achieve interior calmness, clarity, and peace, learn to control your breathing.
  • Allowing your eyes to “soften” will help you feel more at ease, clearheaded, and composed.
  • Stay in touch with your emotions.
  • Become a soft, gentle, nervous system-hacking warrior.

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