Deep Breathing

This is an ideal way to calm down and relieve physical stress symptoms, such as racing heart and muscle tension. It works by stimulating the vagus nerve, which regulates your body’s natural relaxation response. In addition to the physical benefits, deep breathing can also help settle your mind. Try this easy exercise.

Sit in a comfortable position. Take a few deep, slow breaths and focus your mind on the sensations of breathing. Notice the rise and fall of your belly and how the fresh air enters your nostrils. To help your focus, try counting each breath. When your mind inevitably wanders, simply bring your attention back to your breath.

On Monday, Try Deep Belly Breathing to Sleep Well

Not getting enough sleep? Instead of getting grumpy, try some deep belly breathing exercises this Monday to relax and get some rest tonight.

Give Your Heart Some Love this Monday with Stealth Breathing

In a matter of moments, turn down stress to find calm again by doing some stealth deep breathing. It’s one of the quickest and most reliable ways to slow a racing heart. This Monday, use deep breathing to de-stress and support your heart.

This Monday, Take A Pause and Alleviate Stress

When situations become heated, give your stress a time-out this Monday. Putting on the brakes in a stressful situation can stop the momentum of your stress from building and preserve your well-being.

Get Calm Fast: Mindful Breathing Can Help Any Time, Anywhere

How do you calm down when you’re feeling stressed? It’s an important question to ask yourself. One recommendation from doctors and scientists is to focus on your breath. This Monday, we share popular yet researched-supported breathing techniques to help you calm down quickly.

This Monday, Uncover an Iceberg: Look Beneath the Surface of Your Anger

Things aren’t always as they seem, right? Make Monday about discovering what’s really going on when we lose our cool and get angry.

Deep Breathing for Heart Health

Square Breathing

It’s no secret that deep breathing exercises are a great way to reduce stress. Taking a few moments to concentrate and breathe deeply calms not just the mind but the body. There are several ways to practice deep breathing but it’s always a good idea to try something new. This Monday, try square breathing when you need to take a moment to settle down.

Stay Calm in the Storm

Living a life free of stress is a noble goal but ultimately an impossible one. No matter how hard we try, outside forces will interfere with a seemingly uneventful day and cause us some level of stress. Since stress is a normal part of all of our lives, however, we can all learn to become experts in managing how we deal with it. This Monday, when the storm of stress hits, ride it out!

Belly Breathing

When you’re faced with stressful situations, an effective way to calm down is by practicing deep abdominal breathing, sometimes called “belly breath.” It works by stimulating your body’s natural relaxation response, which helps relieve muscle tension as well as lower your heart rate and blood pressure. By focusing your thoughts on the sensations of breathing, […]

Sharpen Your Focus

Each workweek seems to start with an electronic barrage of emails, text messages and online posts. This added stimuli can scatter our attention, making it difficult to concentrate. With practice, however, you can learn to improve your focus and tune out distractions. Use this breathing exercise to help center your concentration.