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Tuesday, May 5

Breathe (Anna Nalick)

Tiny Steps Tuesday : Breathe Deeply

Controlled breathing not only keeps the mind and body functioning at their best, it can also lower blood pressure, promote feelings of calm and relaxation, and help us de-stress.

4 Steps to Deep Breathing

*you can do this anywhere!*
  1. Take a SLOW, deep breath in
  2. Let your stomach expand
  3. Exhale fully
  4. Breathe deeply five times in a row

Using Deep Breathing to Calm Down

  1. Count to four as you inhale slowly
  2. Hold your breath for seven seconds
  3. Exhale for eight seconds
  4. Repeat four times

Take it to the Next Level

Practice yoga and the art of deep breathing on a regular basis.  Incorporate it into your routine.  Gaiam has a great yoga starter kit, or there are numerous guided breathing exercises for use during your daily commute.

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