Last week I discussed the importance of breathing properly (from the belly and not the chest) to receive the most healthy, stress-reducing, benefits. One of the readers, Joanne M., requested that I expand upon this topic and provide some different techniques. Great idea, thanks for the suggestion!
Here are a few techniques to try out for various needs you may have throughout the day:
For Deep Relaxation
This technique is courtesy of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.
To Center Yourself and Focus
This technique I learned from Marc Lesser, CEO of Search Inside Yourself.
For High Stress Situations
This technique I learned from Emma Seppala who is from Stanford and Yale and author of the book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success.
To Increase Love and Compassion
This technique is from Chade-Meng Tan, author of the book Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace).
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder and President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance