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Yoga Deep breathing is a great way to cut the stress. Practicing breathing in Yoga, and during exercise engraves proper breathing on our beings. Then, when we are faced with stressful situations, we can easily fall into proper breathing to help us deal with the stress.414
Breathe in and out using the diaphragm, breathing through your nose.
Even though breathing is an automatic reflex for each of us, did you know that during stress, people temporarily stop breathing at a normal rate? During stress and other crises, our bodies temporarily react to stress by breathing at very shallow levels. We do not stop breathing, but our bodies get less oxygen into our lungs during stressful times. Here is a great (as all SP articles are great) article from SP re how to do relaxation breathing. (see "Tags" section below.
When it feels hard my secret is to breathe. I breathe out all the tension, bad vibes, negativity. I breathe in positive energy, power, and fresh air! It is almost as if I am meditating and exercising with breathing!185
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