What if it was possible to bring a calm feeling to your life simply by learning to breathe? Correct Relaxation Breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. Many people forget to breathe when they become upset and as a result their blood pressure can elevate, your pulse rate can quicken and your anxiety can rise.
Relaxation Breathing can bring peace to your day in the mist of all your daily trials. It is simple to complete and requires no tools. There is no age requirement, no monthly dues and no enrollment plan. It is free and readily available 24-7. Whether you are at your desk at work, sitting in your car, or waiting in a long line, relaxation breathing can be practiced.
The following breathing technique makes your breathing become deeper and more regulated. With practice, you can take in more and more air and your mind will become quieter and quieter.
The steps are simple:
- Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
- Hold your breath for a count of seven.
- Exhale completely through your mouth to a count of eight.
- Repeat this cycle three times.
Once you learn this breathing technique and are practicing the technique every day, it will be a very useful relaxation skill that you will always have with you. Use it whenever anything upsetting or anxiety provoking happens – before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal stress. Use it to help you fall asleep. Use it to help you relax. No matter what USE IT and you will benefit.