Breathe

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When feeling stressed it can be common to feel like you’re short of breath or hyperventilating. This is actually due to exhaling more than you inhale. Instead of keeping a steady balanced breath you start breathing very quickly causing you to feel even more out of balance. It can feel very odd and scary. A simple breathing technique that helps me reset my breath and calm myself is holding my breath for a few seconds then taking a deep sigh (deep exhale). I follow this with the left nostril breathing technique which is simply covering your right nostril and breathing in and out only through your left nostril at a steady beat. Do this for about 30 seconds or until you feel more at ease then you can let go of your right nostril and start taking deep belly breaths. I picture my belly filling up like a balloon then deflating the balloon by letting all the air out. When in doubt just BREATHE!! 😥😤

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