The advice to “take a deep breath”
when feeling stressed has helped for years because it’s been shown to lower blood pressure and stabilize the sympathetic nervous system as you increase the oxygen in your system.
1. slow down 2. become conscious 3. don’t worry about inhaling 4. exhale deeply 5. send breath to the part of the body feeling stressed
A number of current fitness options emphasize deep, regulated breathing along with physical movement, such as yoga, tai chi, and chi gung.
Joining a fitness class isn’t necessary to reap the benefits of stress-relieving breathing, however. You can practice breathing exercise throughout daily life to invigorate your body and mind.
Breathe deeply – tips to relieving stress through breathing techniques:
- Go deep – To maximize the benefits of relaxation breathing, be sure to use your diaphragm and breathe deeply. This can be done by envisioning that you’re sucking in air through a straw. Your stomach should push out as your lungs fill with air. If your shoulders are moving instead, then you’re breathing shallowly.
- Slow down – Silently count slowly (1-2-3-4) while breathing in, hold your breath for another four counts, exhale fully while silently counting again (1-2-3-4), and pause for another four counts before breathing again. Repeat this series for about a minute (five to six times), and then return your breathing to its normal rhythm. You should feel calmer and more peaceful right away.
- Add value – While engaging in these breathing exercises, meditate on a strengthening word or phrase, like “peace” or “power,” that has a value or characteristic you would like to feel. Repeat this silently with each breath taken and released. As you breathe, focus the breath, envisioning it cleansing and releasing tension from head to toe. Continue for three minutes, and you should feel stronger and renewed.
Mark Edgar Stephens I strongly suggest breathing deeply laughing out loud breathing deeply again laughing out loud again breathe some more and then laugh some more Truly beyond lengthy. words and lofty concepts.…Interview With Body Language Expert And Life Coach Mark Edgar
I practice Mr Edgar’s breathe deeply and laughing as much as possible. I love watching funny movies and can hardly go to movies that I use to watch. Shoot-em-ups, emotionally draining movies I just don’t go to any longer.
I have participated in deep breathing meditation classes and they can literally transform your life and the oxygen increase can help your body heal.
Have you experienced a change in mood from watching different types of movies? Please leave your comments and thoughts. They give a different perspective that can sometimes turn on our light and give that “I got it” revelation.
Create the Life You Want to Live,
Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally