Breathing exercises are an ancient and time-tested technique to reduce stress, manage negative emotions and help with many other ailments.
New studies show that breathing exercises are extremely effective in both long-term and short-term stress reduction. Changing your breath from an irregular one to a calm, deep one has a calming effect on our emotions, slows our heart rate, and signals relaxation.
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When we are in a highly stressed state, no amount of ‘talking’ can calm us down as our brain's prefrontal cortex region is impaired at those moments.
Breathing regulates our emotions like stress, anxiety and anger, and helps us regain control of our mind.
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