Stress. We all experience it. Difficult conversations, hectic days with to-do lists that grow faster than they shrink. Our breathing responds to stress by getting shallower and faster, but the opposite is also true… we can manage our stress levels with our breathing. Take a moment to de-stress with controlled breathing: you’ll notice results in less than a minute.

  • Sit upright towards the front of your chair with your feet on floor and your hands on your knees.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Inhale slowly through the nose. Hold for a few seconds.
  • Exhale through either the nose or mouth, making it longer in duration than the inhale.

Repeat for as long as needed and whenever needed throughout the day.

Other Articles in this Issue

Balance At Work News & Events – Summer 2015
The Perfect Complement (Article)
Your Body on Yoga: The Spine
Take 5 – Make Time for this Quick Stretch: Crescent Moon
Philosophy Byte: Asteya
Eat Well: Fast & Easy Tahini Dressing