The secret to wellbeing: learning to breathe properly
… “Not that we want to add to your list of new year’s resolutions, but if we could just suggest one more it would be to take a breath. Yes, really. While the average person breathes in and out more than 23,000 times a day, the majority of those breaths (especially when you’re awake) are short, shallow ones that just reach the chest.
‘Or what I call “stress breaths”,’ says Rebecca Dennis from the Breathing Tree, a self-help course and series of workshops and retreats that teaches better breathing for the stressed-out and beehive-brained among us. ‘Everyone makes themselves so stressed out by trying to do everything and be perfect, and never is this more apparent than in January,’ says Rebecca.”