3 Minute Calming Breath: Health Benefits of Slow Breathing
I have introduced many who have told me of their daily stress to the calming effect of a simple diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Taking three minutes to breathe in slowly, filling your belly, and out, fully emptying your lungs, can lower your blood pressure, reduce your feelings of stress in the present, and improve your body’s ability to respond well to physical and mental stress in the future. Next time you feel stressed, use the breath bubble from Calm as a helpful guide to time your breathe to experience the health benefits of practicing slow breathing.
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