When we’re stressed, we tend to hold our breath or shallow breathe, which can cause a wide range of health issues. If there is tightness in your chest, it is usually due to chemical sensitivities such as smoking, too much alcohol or a poor diet. Your body just needs to learn how to breathe deeply again. One tip? Breathe from your belly – inhale deep down and make your tummy stick out as far as you can, then exhale. Repeat this 5 times. This helps relax you, bring you to the present moment, and most importantly – reduces stress! Try to set a goal to do this breathing exercise at least once every day.
There are many different types of breathing exercises out there – have you found any that work great for you? If so, please share!