3 Breathing Exercises That Will Help You Beat Stress

October 11, 2016

Career Advice

2065080648_6de4eba81f_zMeditation, yoga, and mindfulness might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you can’t argue against some of their famous stress-busting results. At the core of many of these practices are two concepts: breathing and feeling present in the moment. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment to stop, think, and breathe. These exercises can help you relax, find focus, and perform at your best.

1. Abdominal Breathing
Good for:
Calming your mind before a busy day.
How to do it: Inhale slowly then exhale slowly with one hand on your stomach and one hand on your chest. Repeat.
Why it’s good for you: Helps you find focus.

2. Stimulating Breath
Good for:
When you need a boost of confidence before a big meeting or presentation.
How to do it: Using quick short breaths, inhale and exhale rapidly with your mouth lightly closed. Repeat for 10-15 seconds.
Why it’s good for you: Helps invigorate your body and mind.

3. Equal Breathing
Good for: Squashing stress when you’re feeling overwhelmed or
How to do it: Inhale slowly for four seconds. Exhale slowly for four seconds. Repeat.
Why it’s good for you: Helps you relax.

Image via Ben Mautner/Flickr.

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