Did you know that you can deal with stress right now with the simple act of breathing deeply. You can reduce the intensity of stress you are feeling by BREATHING deeply right NOW? Take a moment . . . and breathe deeply several times.
Try it Now – Here’s How!
DO IT THIS WAY: As you breathe in, breathe down very deeply as if you are by-passing your lungs and breathing into the pit of your abdomen. Think of this as breathing deep into your tail bone then breathe out slowly. This will help you to become aware to breathe deeper than usual.
We tend to hold in stressful feelings with the shallow breathing. Think about when you are in traffic and someone cuts in front of you. Do you step on the brake, gasp, and hold that experience in that breath? Feel some fear? Most do.
So in other words, when we are startled we breathe in the stressful experience. We do not know that we can deal with stress and breathe it out too. As we hold in many emotions we actually hold them in with our breath. Over time this contributes to very shallow and ineffective breathing. We unintentionally create a container of stress within our bodies.
So do this throughout the day . . . Take several deep breaths as you feel stressed … Take several deep breaths as you think of someone or a situation that is uncomfortable.
Deep breathing has become one of the most effective means to deal with stress and move towards a peaceful existence. Give it a try. Try not to underestimate something simple that can work. There is nothing to lose.
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