Stress Reduction: Basic Deep Breathing

Did you know that relaxation and tension are relatively incompatible sensations?

A quick an easy way to reduce stress is through deep breathing.

The next time you are feeling stressed, try this 3-step process:

  • Inhale through your nose bringing the air deep into your chest
  • Hold for 3 seconds
  • Slowly exhale through your mouth

Repeat these steps several times. Practice deep breathing in your car, on a walk, or when you find yourself in the midst of a heated discussion.