Stress is all around us but you can counteract it by learning how to produce a relaxation response. Keep reading to learn how a simple breathing exercise can provide immediate stress relief and boost your energy and mood!
Health benefits from reduced stress include decreased heart rate, stabilized blood pressure, relaxed muscles and overall healing of your body. When you put the brakes on stress, you bring your body and mind back into balance.
“Once you develop this breathing technique by practicing it every day, twice a day, it will be a very useful tool that you will always have with you. ” Andrew Weil, M.D.
Watch the 4-7-8 Breath: Health Benefits & Demonstration video by Dr. Weil.
“Use it to help you fall asleep. Use it to deal with food cravings. Great for mild to moderate anxiety…everyone can benefit from it.” Dr. Weil.
Learn more about breathing exercises from Dr. Weil.
“Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.” Dr. Weil.
Tickled that my sister recommended I share the 4-7-8 breath exercise (also called the Relaxing Breath)! I hope you will give it a try and feel the immediate relaxing benefit.
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