destress with breathing

I’m always looking for ways to relax, to destress. Yoga Bound states that “When you can control your breath, you can control everything.

De-stressing is not just a bunch of hot air or is it?

The ultimate de-stressing comes with slowing the breath to 1 to 2 breaths per minute, my teacher says. He suggests doing three to five of those extremely slow breaths when you really need to relax and you will feel like a new person. However, on this Saturday afternoon, I can’t even come close to that new person in me. You must practice the skills at night, my teacher says, and then use them during the day. He recommends posting notes throughout the house, near the telephone, on the computer monitor to remind yourself to breathe deeply.

There’s a yoga place near my apartment. Maybe it’s time to take a look at it.

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