Last evening, I had my first attempt NirvanaFitness®, which was conducted by Course Instructor Berry.
In short, NirvanaFitness® is a unique blend of uplifting music, simple-to-follow combination of Pilates and Yoga exercises, coupled with rhythmic breathing. This aims to help detoxify the body and experience the Nirvana mind. Technically, NirvanaFitness® progressively lowers the participant's breathing rhythm from start to finish from 12 breaths/minute to a mere 4 breaths/minute in the last section of the Nirvana workout. This increasingly employs the "relax centres" of the body's nervous system and efficiently slows and calms all body systems, thereby creating potential for regeneration through decreasing metabolic rates at all levels.
Apparently, the breathing techniques used in this group exercise are used and recommended by doctors and the effects are well-documented within science. This is premised on the fact that over 80% of the people are breathing wrongly! This is one of the leading causes for many modern health problems, especially when sufficient oxygenation is vital for survival.
For my personal experience with NirvanaFitness, it felt like the usual Yoga session that I occasionally attend, albeit without the Sun Salutation (!) In particular, I enjoyed the breathing sessions and moving through the prescribed movements based on inhalation and exhalation. The hour passed by quickly, and ended with the Nirvana Theta Wave technology & Binaural beats. It seems that NirvanaFitness® has developed a unique sound technology with the help of sound researchers & engineers that uses Theta waves to induce deep & effective relaxation state through direct influence on listener’s brainwaves. Brainwaves are electrical activity patterns caused by the neurons of the brain communicating with each other. Brainwaves can be detected using sensitive medical equipment such as an EEG. They provide an indication of the mental state of an individual.
Nirvana ThetaWave sound technology aims to cause brainwave frequencies to fall into step with a periodic stimulus having a frequency corresponding to the intended brain-state. This can be used, for example, to induce sleep.
Theta waves (at around 4 to 7 Hz) are the sweet spot for many brain functions. There, we often experience extreme relaxation, creativity, as well as vibrant mental imagery. For the past forty years or so scientists have experimented with different audio techniques to induce Theta waves. Technique is to play a specific audio rhythm to replicate the 4 to 8 Hz frequency of the Theta brainwaves.
Sounds new age? Maybe it is! The next NirvanaFitness® class would be held next Tuesday on 28 Feb at 715pm at Wellaholic. Do come join us and make a booking at http://bit.ly/w_fit if you are free!
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