It may seem simple, but engaging in basic breathing exercises can be one of the easiest and most effective ways to manage stress. In moments where you feel anxious or overwhelmed, a few tips and tricks can help calm your mind and level out your breath—and they’re at your disposal any time, anywhere.
Try breathing deeply with some extra intentionality. Follow this basic structure—inhale, hold, and exhale—to find a steady breath pattern.
Alternate Nostril Breathing
exhale through left side.
Always finish the practice with an exhale on the left side.
Follow along with this video to practice a deeper breathing pattern.