Day 27: Just Breathe

day 27

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!

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