When you feel stress, hormones in your body cause your breath and heart rate to quicken.
When stress makes your life more challenging, do mindful breathing which helps lowering your stress levels, slow down heart rate, lessen anxiety, calm you down and getting back to basics. Don’t let the simplicity fool you – mindful breathing is a powerful tool. Try it!
Stand, sit, or lay down comfortably, inhale for 3 to 6 seconds through your nose and exhale 3 to 6 seconds out through your mouth. This is a cleansing breath to prepare and steady you. Think of it like stretching before your workout.