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).