Deep Breathing for Deep Relaxation

892The next time you are feeling overwhelmed, try deep breathing for relaxation. Breathing from your belly can maximize oxygen intake. With just 5-10 minutes of this type of deep breathing, you can experience deep relaxation.*

Abdominal breathing is easy once you learn to focus on the rise and fall of your stomach (rather than your chest). Inhale through your nose slowly and then exhale through your mouth; continue this cycle until you start to feel more calm and relaxed.

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*http://www.mindtools.com/stress/RelaxationTechniques/PhysicalTechniques.htm
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Deep Breathing for Deep Relaxation

meowThe next time you are feeling overwhelmed, try deep breathing for relaxation. Breathing from your belly can maximize oxygen intake. With just 5-10 minutes of this type of deep breathing, you can experience deep relaxation.*

Abdominal breathing is easy once you learn to focus on the rise and fall of your stomach (rather than your chest). Inhale through your nose slowly and then exhale through your mouth; continue this cycle until you start to feel more calm and relaxed.

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Dr. Kim

*http://www.mindtools.com/stress/RelaxationTechniques/PhysicalTechniques.htm
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How to Create More Energy

As the masters of our minds and bodies, we hold the power to create more energy. Try some deep breathing or positive thinking to feel refreshed. Go outside for some fresh air and energizing sunlight. For a quick boost you can pray, meditate, exercise or just tell someone you love them. Drink plenty of water, get a good night sleep and give thanks for all the precious things you have in your life – the energy will soon follow. [1]

Do you feel down today? Can you use more energy? You can find more tips like these by typing into Google “healthy energy tips.” Get motivated and get energized today!

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Dr. Kim

[1]http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/ways-energized-fast-6975.html
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Release Tension with a Deep Breath

Anytime we were young and we got upset, our moms would constantly tell us to breathe and calm down. As we grow older, tension and stress seem to take over our minds and bodies. The same remedy is true now as it was when we were younger, “Breathe and calm down.” Deep breathing releases tension and clears your mind. If you become a shallow breather, which is common for adults, you will take in less oxygen and induce more stress on your body. Stress has a very negative effect on your body and by practicing deep breathing you will melt that stress away![1]

Sit up straight, rest your hands over your stomach, slowly breathe in through your nose, hold for three to five counts, and slowly breathe out your nose. Do it again until you feel the tension melt away.

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Dr. Kim

[1]http://www.metrokids.com/MetroKids/July-2011/Hey-Mom-Take-a-Deep-Breath/
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