STRESS. You know it what it is and may have dealt with some today. Deep breathing is great for relaxation. It has also been shown to affect the brain, heart, digestion, and immune system. New information is also coming forward that breathing can alter the expression of genes.
Quick breathing can increase alertness and energy level.
Slow breathing can help with the stress response and decrease heart rate and blood pressure.
A great healthful habit is to focus on slow and relaxed breathing for 10 min a day. Right before going to sleep is a great time to practice this since it is so relaxing.
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