Updated: Jan 26
How to Activate your bodies natural relaxation response in less than 2 minutes so you can start your weekend the right way.
Breathing Exercise For Stress Relief
For many of us, relaxation means flopping on the couch and zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. Rather, you need to activate your body’s natural relaxation response, a state of deep rest that puts the brakes on stress, slows your breathing and heart rate, lowers your blood pressure, and brings your body and mind back into balance.
You can do this by practicing a breathing technique called Square Breathing. Find a comfortable seated position.
We are going to do 3 rounds of this breath. Start with an inhale and slowly count to 4 while inhaling. Hold your breath for 4 counts, then exhale for 4 counts, hold your breath for 4 counts and repeat three times. Give it a go.
Its amazing at relieving stress.
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