By deep breathing you just sent oxygen to cells helping to calm your nerves, relax the muscles, lower blood pressure, strengthen lungs and heart, and improve the management of certain psychological issues.
I personally use deep breathing to help control my anxiety, which at times has been pretty severe. Yet, taking a deep breath has helped keep me sane through times I thought I wouldn’t be able to handle any more. I never understood the power of deep breathing till I actually stopped everything and started using it, the biggest challenge is remembering to breathe when the stress arises.
Times you may need to stop everything and take a deep breath
Stuck in a traffic jam
Toddler having a tantrum/child being defiant
Friend or family is telling you bad news
Before an important work meeting
Before taking an exam
During an argument with a spouse
When waking up in the morning
While in labor
Before a panic attack
Bad financial news
More benefits of deep breathing include weight loss, relaxation, aids to detox, eases pain and give mental clarity. I know what your thinking and yes, even weight loss. Click here on the link to 5 reasons why we should practice deep breathing by Denise Scarbro to learn more.
***Remember to stop everything when stress arises and take a moment to just breathe!***
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