Remember to Breathe: On De-Stressing Techniques and Breathing Exercises

Sure, it sounds like a cliche with how often you hear it. How can you FORGET to breathe, you know? But something as simple as switching your breathing pattern can make a world of different. Effectively…

1. Making it easier for you to sleep 2. Calming you down 3. Allowing you to release stress.

I know. If I was reading this article, I’d be thinking what a joke. But no, honestly, if you change up your breathing patterns, it can be one of the easiest and most immediate ways to de-stress. 

1. For sleep, place your tongue on the roof of your mouth behind your front teeth. Breathe in and hold for seven seconds then let go for three. Repeat until you start yawning/ fall asleep.  2. For calming anger, inhale for ten seconds then release for ten. Relax your body more and more with every exhale until your muscles feel loose and your head is hanging a bit lower.  3. For stress, sit down however you feel comfortable. Use your hands to support your head, close your eyes, and inhale through your nose. Exhale through your mouth. Focus on air entering and releasing your body. 10 seconds in, 10 seconds out. 

Whatever breathing exercise you use, I sincerely hope it helps for whatever situation. 

Stay awesome, lovelies.