Breathing Deep for Less Stress

I do write a lot about breathing.

Fact is… it HELPS.

There are a few different ways to breathe deeply so that you can get some fast benefits.

First, just breathe into the bottom of the belly, really filling the body with air. Then exhale through the nose slowly, and press the navel toward the spine to press all the old air out. Breathing nice and slow: at least 4 counts in, hold 2, 6 counts out, hold 2.

As you get the hang of it, you can slow down the counts, taking even longer per breath.

Use this whenever you need a quick chill-out, when you’re stuck in traffic, when there’s someone on the phone you really don’t want to be nice to but have to… whenever you feel stressed.

Use this breath first thing in the morning to help you focus and relax, and use it at bedtime to help unwind you to sleep. We’ll talk more about other breathing styles too, but try this and let me know what you notice.

Jana

About Jana Beeman

Jana Beeman is a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner, Certified in Hypnosis, Yoga/Restorative Yoga, is an EFT, Meditation and Stress Relief Trainer specializing in helping people suffering from chronic pain and migraines reduce the pain, reduce the prescription medications and get their lives back. "With all my experience I've had with chronic migraines, other chronic conditions and having a really hard time managing my weight, I've learned lots of less-known techniques and I use everything in my toolbox to help my clients. Helping others get off the drugs and out of pain makes my own journey worthwhile." A portion of all income from her business is donated to various animal charities and wildlands conservation.
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