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Breathe your way calm at work

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017, by Sheryl Blythen

Our mindset plays a key role in our wellbeing at work, and deep breathing is an easy exercise people can do to calm down because it sends a message to the brain to relax, says Christina Duthil, a corporate yoga teacher at Balao Yoga. Next time you feel stressed, try this deep breathing exercise at your desk.
  1. Sit up straight. You can close your eyes if you want to.
  2. Place one hand on your belly and one on your chest.
  3. Inhale deeply through the nose and let your belly push out the hand on your belly first, then feel your chest rise with your other hand.
  4. Exhale deeply through the nose and empty the air in your belly first, allowing your hand to gently push down. Then let your chest drop.
  5. Repeat 8 to 10 times.
This simple exercise can be done anywhere, sitting or lying, and will help you to relax.

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