Sitting in chair for just five minutes can calm you down. It can help you relax by easing muscle tension, slowing your heart rate, and lowering your blood pressure.
- Sit in a comfortable chair and place your feet flat on the floor.
- Either close your eyes or focus them on something in front of you.
- Pay close attention to your breathing. Inhale slowly through your nose. Visualize your diaphragm moving up and down to provide more room for your lungs to expand.
- Allow your lower abdomen to relax and expand as you take your breaths.
- When your lungs are full, slowly let the air out through your mouth and allow your diaphragm to collapse.
- Repeat the process. If your mind starts to drift, return its attention to your breathing.
- When you've done your deep breathing exercises, don't just leap out of your chair. Take time to regain a sense of your surroundings.
Practicing deep breathing can help you reduce anxiety, conserve energy, relieve muscle tension, and improve your sleep and concentration.
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