The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

It’s a solution so obvious, it’s hidden right under your nose, as some mindfulness enthusiasts may say! 1. Breathe. 2. Exhale. 3. Repeat. These are the steps to the breathing process that “has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system.”

But is this just overly simplistic, woo woo pop psychology?

“Science is just beginning to provide evidence that the benefits of this ancient practice are real. Studies have found, for example, that breathing¬†practices can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and attention deficit disorder.”

Read on to discover how you and your loved ones can incorporate this healthy habit into your daily lives! NY Times Article

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