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Breathe Relaxation Breaths To Relieve Stress

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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.

- Submitted by JANEXA 10/7/2010 in Staying Healthy | 5 Comments
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BECKYI 10/13/2010 1:17:00 AM

    I have always tried to take deep breaths.
LONGWINDINRD 10/10/2010 7:03:00 PM

    This works well for crying children. Just say ing, "take a deep breath" to my granddaughter can really calm her down. After a couple she is able to say what she needs and all is already better.
145HEALTHY 10/10/2010 2:20:00 AM

    Learned breathing techniques in natural childbirth classes and have use ever since (30+ years).
LADYRH 10/9/2010 8:28:00 AM

    Great Blog, I do this all the time especially at work. Taking a few minutes to do this helps a great deal. emoticon
MARLINDA5 10/8/2010 1:58:00 AM

    I have so much stress at work now - I will try this
thank you

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