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.
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