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“Take a deep breath…”

“Take a deep breath”.

How often do we say this to someone who’s upset or to ourselves when we feel nervous? It’s not just an empty statement – our breathing has a big impact on our physical and mental state. It’s not uncommon for our breathing to speed up and become more shallow when we feel anxious and on edge, and slow, deep breaths send messages to our mind and body to relax and calm down.

Our breath is a great wellness tool that is always available and around which we can build some wellness habits.

Here are some easy and straightforward techniques that can help:

It was the author Gregory Maguire who wrote, “Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life”, and it can also be part of the secret to relaxation, calm, and wellness.


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