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Simply breathing at a 1:2 ratio of inhale time to exhale time can substantially change your heart rate, and thus your mood.
Try exhaling for twice as long as you inhale, and now concentrate on repeating that length of exhale for, say, fifteen to thirty seconds. You'll notice your heart rate slow immediately.
If you need a mantra to repeat to stay in the zone, try a phrase with 4 or 5 syllables.
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Try "box breathing". The technique, outlined below, is popular among Navy SEALs and only takes five minutes:
Is a technique to use when you feel yourself having a fight-or-flight response. It involves all your breathing muscles–from chest to belly.
You should be sitting comfortably for this. I do it at my desk when I notice key symptoms of stress like shallow breathing, tense shoulders or an increased heart rate.
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