Managing Stress: Deep Breathing

This is a wonderful relaxation technique that can be used to either stay calm or to relax once you're stressed. It is simple to do and can be done just about anywhere.

  • Sit or lay down in a comfortable position.
  • Keeping your mouth closed, inhale slowly through your nose. (Your stomach area should rise as you inhale.)
  • Exhale slowly through your mouth. (Your stomach should go down as you exhale)
  • Repeat three or four times or until you feel calm or relaxed.

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