Deep Breath, Count Ten

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How many times have you heard that said, if you or someone around you is about to burst a blood vessel, and lose control of their temper, or if they can feel the stress levels rising up?

There’s a lot of truth in it actually.

You see, when you’re under stress, your breathing is shallow. If you breath deeply it tells your mind and body that it’s OK and you can calm down. Your brain gets more oxygen, your heart rate drops, your muscles relax.

Try it now if you like. Sit up straight, Breath out through your mouth. Breath in through your nose, with your mouth closed. Hold your breath and count six. Exhale through your open mouth. Repeat three or four times.