Deep breathing for stress relief
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Feeling wound up?
Now is the perfect time to delve – even if only gently – into the world of meditation. Meditation, mindfulness, and breathing practices have proven very effective in helping to manage feelings of stress and overwhelm. There are some fantastic apps available to help you learn the practice of meditation – including ‘Calm’, ‘Insight Timer’, and ‘Headspace’. You can also find wonderful guided meditations online via YouTube.
BUT – meditation is not for everyone, and for a lot of people it’s actually quite difficult to get started. In that case, do not underestimate the power of your breath. Taking a few considered, deep breaths in a comfortable space can have a profound impact on how you feel. See the image below for five easy steps to help you relax and reset.