Breathing to Reduce Stress

Our bodies have a natural "fight or flight" stress response that happens when we prepare to confront or avoid danger. If we're being chased by a wile animal this stress response is helpful.


However, there are too many times when it is invoked by less threatening situations. This extra stress can result in health issues including a reduction in our immune system. This build up of stress can also lead to anxiety and depression.

A focus on one's breathing has been shown to be a valuable tool to reduce our stress response.

Here are several well-known breathing techniques that can help reduce stress.


Long slow deep breaths to help you relax and release tension.


Simple breathing pattern for relaxation and stress reduction.


Four easy steps to bring calm to your present situation.


Energize your mind and body with a fast exhale.

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