Breathing deeply can help calm you down - plus give you an instant energy boost. When we’re feeling stressed or anxious, our breathing patterns tend to change. Our breathing becomes shallow and more rapid and this in turns adds to our frazzled state.
The secret to keeping calm under pressure is to breathe correctly.
Studies have shown that yogic breathing exercises are more beneficial in enhancing moods than any other relaxation technique, such as visualisation.
The trick is to breathe deep into your belly. Using your abdominal muscles to breathe in and out deeply will help regulate breathing and also calm you down.
Belly breathing can also help with tiredness. It allows more oxygen into your blood, improving your energy. It’s the instant recharge and much better for you than a double espresso!