14 Dec End of the year stressing you out? Try this 60 second breathing technique…
Happiness…it should be part of this festive time of the year for everyone.
But happiness…can be elusive when busy-ness and stress take over with end of year deadlines and other worries.
So if you’re struggling and want more happiness, now or any time, then try this simple but powerful strategy…
via Inc.com by Minda Zetlin
You know that getting a good night’s sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can’t fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it’s a constant battle.
But there’s a simple and amazingly powerful tool that will not only help you sleep, it will steady you in times of stress, help you cope with cravings and other bad impulses, and help you avoid reacting badly when things upset you. Over time, it can help with digestion, lower your heart rate, and lower your blood pressure. And it only takes about a minute to do.
The exercise is called 4-7-8 breath, and it’s a form of the ancient yoga practice of breath control (pranayama). It was popularized in this country by Andrew Weil, M.D., who says it’s more effective for controlling anxiety than anti-anxiety medications.
Here’s how to do 4-7-8 breathing…
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