Breathingby Marianne Ross, Ph.D.
A few nice deep breaths can be so relaxing. It can be a quick and easy stress reliever. You can do this anytime. You can do this anywhere. It is not visible to others.
And the good news can be that because you are less stressed, you will handle things more easily.
Word has it that when people are stressed, they tend to take short little breaths rather than deep, relaxing ones. Is this true for you? Check it out.
Quick and Easy Stress Management Breathing Exercise:
Breathing is not something you DO. Rather it is something which you ALLOW. (p.26) The problem is that we don't allow our breathing to occur smoothly and naturally.
For those who are a bit more ambitious, here is a way to experience more about breathing.
Experiencing a Full Breath
Directions: Try this exercise sitting, standing and lying down.
This exercise will require gentle practice in order that inhalation and exhalation be smooth and balanced. Beginners should only do it 2 or 3 times continuously.
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