3 Breathing Exercises to help reduce Stress, Anxiety and Anger.
The following are three breathing exercises that I teach clients to use in order to feel calmer. You can use these exercises whenever you feel irritable to avoid getting angry or feeling anxious. I recommended that you practice these exercises several times throughout the day, every day, for a minimum of 30 seconds, in order to build them as a habit.
Inhale for 5 seconds.
Exhale for 6-7 seconds.
When you exhale, tighten your abs and squeeze the air out, as if you’re blowing out candles.
Inhale for 4 seconds.
Hold your breath for 7 seconds. Exhale for 8 seconds.
Left Nostril Breathing
Close off your right nostril and only breath in and out through your left nostril for at least 60 seconds.
Our breath is very powerful. It’s so important that it’s the first thing that changes depending on how we’re feeling. It’s also so simple that it’s often overlooked. Pay attention to your breath and how it changes throughout the day.