Next time you're in a training session, try this little experiment: Take a big yawn, cover your mouth out of courtesy. Watch out how many people yawn.
Before you finish reading this post, it's likely that you will yawn at least once. I am not intending to bore you, but just reading about yawning will make you yawn, just as seeing or hearing someone else yawn makes us yawn.
As we all know, everybody yawns — from unborn babies (Research shows that 11-week-old fetuses yawn) to the oldest great-grandparents. Animals do it, too.
But the simple truth is that even though humans have been yawning for possibly as long as they have existed, we have no clue as to why we do it.
Let’s look what a Yawn is:
Yawning is an involuntary action that causes us to open our mouths wide and breathe in deeply.
Did you know the interesting Yawning facts:
Ø The average yawn lasts about six seconds.
Ø Your heart rate can rise as much as 30 percent during a yawn.
Ø 55 percent of people will yawn within five minutes of seeing someone else yawn.
Ø Blind people yawn more after hearing an audio tape of people yawning.
More from our bloggers:
“I love yawning......it refreshes ..... kind of the refresh we do in our computers...”
“YOUR yawing is injurious to MY health…”
“When the laziness rises up in your body and threatens to erupt , it evolves into a reaction ,"the yawn", and when its coupled up with outstreched hands and legs, the feeling is just pure heaven…”
“I find it relaxing when I yawn… rather than being just a precursor to sleep, sometimes yawning also cools my overheated brain, helping it to operate more efficiently and that keeps me awake….may be that's why I like yawning..”
“Early morning early morning when i wake up from my sleep.. thoughts of yours crosses my empty brain, and make me yawn like sheep.. and then I go again to sleep”
“Yawning is the most powerful way to release my stress... it energizes the body and the soul...”- Guruvardhan