Do you develop headaches when stressed? Try diaphragmatic breathing. Diaphragmatic breathing can aid your parasympathetic system, which has a ‘calming effect’ to the body. Follow below for 2 minutes every night before you go to bed.
Step 1: lying on your back with knees bent
Step 2: place one hand on your belly button and the other on your chest
Step 3: focus on breathing deep into your belly so that your hand rises
Step 4: try to prevent the hand on your chest from rising
Step 5: take deep slow breaths counting to 5 as you breathe in
Step 6: exhale for a minimum of 5 seconds
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