Learn Breathing for Relaxation

Relaxation techniques can help to calm your body down, relax your muscles, and help you to think more rationally. Relaxation strategies can also halt the production of stress hormones such as adrenalin, which proves that we are not in any danger.

Calm breathing is key. When we’re anxious, we breathe faster, or even hyperventilate. This is commonly called over-breathing, and it can cause us to feel lightheaded and dizzy, and even more anxious as a result.

Our experts say that calm breathing is key to reducing the physical symptoms. Try calm breathing twice a day for at least 5 minutes.

  • Inhale slowly through the nose for 4 seconds.
  • Pause for 1 or 2 seconds.
  • Exhale slowly through your mouth for 4 seconds.
  • Pause for a couple of seconds before taking the next breath.

Calm breathing regulates your intake of oxygen and prevents the dizziness, lightheadedness, and tingling sensations that are connected with over-breathing.