Feeling tense? Tightness in the chest? Difficulty catching your breath?
Practice this simple breathing technique to help lower physical symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.
First, take a breath in, through your nostrils, and allow your stomach to expand. Have the in-breath last 3 seconds.
Second, breath out through the nostrils allowing your stomach to contract. Have the exhalation last 3 seconds.
Repeat this gently, in and out, stomach rising and falling, for approximately 3 minutes.
You may want to remember it by saying to yourself 3/3/3.
3 seconds in
3 seconds out
For 3 minutes