Stress Reduction Techniques
A great stress reduction technique is to “Take 5” every few hours during the day. “Take 5” is doing big belly breathes or full yoga breathes. Simply sit up up tall with a long spine and breath into the nose for 5 – filling the lungs completely, then slowly exhale out the nose for 5 – emptying the lungs completely. ?Take a moment to notice where you are holding your stress, and bring your attention to that area and exhale to release it.
Did you know by exhaling slowly slows down the heart rate, allows your body to relax, releasing toxins, pain and stress. Inhaling through the nose bathes and soothes the body, mind and inner self. Breath can also reduce pain and assist with alleviating panic and anxiety attacks.