Ever been told to “take a deep breath” when you’re feeling stressed? Well, research shows there’s a specific way to breathe that’s actually calming. Try this brief guided audio recording to learn and practice the 4 quick and easy steps for the calming breath!

 

Note: In order to really experience its calming effect, it’s important to: 

  • exhale for longer than you are inhaling (inhale 4 counts, exhale 6 counts) 

  • take a moment to pause, both after you inhale and exhale (pause for 2 counts)

  • breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth 

 

Calming breath is useful in various situations, but can be particularly helpful during intense moments. ¹⁻³

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Calming Breath

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