Conscious breathing is one of the most effective stress reducers. In our culture, we tend to breathe high in the chest and not use the full space of the lungs. Conscious breathing will change your normal shallow breathing to more relaxed and full breathing. It also involves learning to properly use your abdomen and diaphragm and increase your oxygen intake.
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