A Deep Breathing Exercise to Promote Relaxation
This deep breathing exercise is an easy relaxation technique that releases tension and promotes your powers to focus.
Next time you notice yourself getting anxious or stressed, take note of your breathing.
When stressed or anxious, most people tend to breathe shallowly from the chest or hold their breath.
This limits oxygen intake and further increases stress in your body.
Increasing stress leads to more shallow breathing, further perpetuating the cycle of increasing stress.
This deep breathing technique short-circuits this stress cycle.
I often recommend doing this breathing exercise as a stand-alone strategy or combined with other stress management techniques.
Breathing exercises are often recommended in stress magazines, on the Net, and by stress management experts because they:
Deep breathing technique: Breath counting
This deep breathing technique is simple and effective. It promotes relaxation and your powers of concentration.
This deep breathing technique is an effective relaxation exercise and can play a part in any person's stress management arsenal.
Other deep breathing exercises include:
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