Deep-breathing exercises for a clear mind
GQ has a great article on breathing techniques featuring advice from Rebecca Dennis. Here’s an excerpt:
“Breathing more deeply and at a slower pace has been proven to have a number of benefits, including decreasing your blood pressure, bringing energy more efficiently into your cells, helping the ageing process, relaxing tension in your muscles and improving your mood by elevating the levels of serotonin and endorphins. Deep diaphragmatic breathing for a few minutes each day will help reduce anxiety and stress.
Understanding and using the breath purposefully is a skill that can enhance every aspect of your life. Conscious breathing improves both your physical and mental health and is a great tool to help handle everyday stresses and challenges.