Breathing Exercise Number 3

The current covid-19 crisis has understandably got many of us feeling stressed and anxious. One of things that we can all do to combat this whilst in lockdown is to try some breathing exercises, designed to help us relax, ease anxiety and clear our minds.

Over the next few days, we will be uploading 7 breathing exercises you can do at home, which you can turn to, to try and ease any anxiety brought on by the crisis.

The third exercise is one of the easiest to do. In a quiet, comfortable location, for up to 20 minutes a day, simply close your eyes and inhale deeply, then exhaling slowly. Notice any underlying tension and visualise it washing was with every exhalation. Slow focused breathing can do wonders for easing anxiety and calming you down. Sometimes vocalising, with words like “calm” or “safe” can help you stay focused.

 

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