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How to breathe deep

Posted Mar 11 2009 3:01pm

Deep breathing is the missing link to lasting stress relief yet it is one of the most under-utilized techniques that should be incorporated daily. Trust me! If more of my clients breathed deeply using their belly and diaphragm instead of shallow breathing using neck and chest muscles, I would probably lose a lot of business! Here are some easy to follow steps:

Here are basic steps to deep breathing, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:

* Lie on your back, on a flat surface.
* Place one hand on your stomach just above your belly button, and the other hand on your chest.
* Inhale slowly, making sure that your stomach rises a bit.
* Hold your breath for a second.
* Slowly exhale, letting your stomach sink back down.


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