FEEL­ING ANX­IOUS?

Just breathe

Prima (UK) - - Your Wellbeing -

We do bang on about breath­ing, but ‘deep di­aphrag­matic breath­ing helps de­crease blood pres­sure, re­lax mus­cles and re­duce anx­i­ety,’ says breath ex­pert Re­becca Dennis.

Re­lax shoul­ders, jaw and face. Rest hands on lower belly to feel air mov­ing through the body.

Hold head in a neu­tral po­si­tion. Re­lax throat.

Breathe in slowly through nose. Al­low the in­hale to push belly out.

Let the breath go with a gen­tle sigh through your mouth and feel your belly come in. Re­peat 10 to 20 times. THE RE­SULT? It takes the edge off anx­i­ety fast! Re­becca runs breath work­shops and re­treats (breath­ingtree.co.uk).

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