+California college student. Getting healthy and keeping the curves.
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Oh please be true for the last couple of weeks. Essay and Final Exams, Oh my! I’d suggest a Jamaican remedy… rum and ganja but maybe you should just try, deep breathing exercises? I don’t know, either could work. ;)
Really though, it is said that yogic deep-breathing techniques were extremely effective in handling depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. When someone is frightened or stressed, they tend to hold their breath or take rapid, shallow breaths. The heart pounds and muscles clench as the adrenaline kicks in. When the stressor is resolved, they let out a deep breath, signaling the brain that everything is okay again. If deep breathing continues, the heart rate decreases, the lungs expand and the muscles relax. Equilibrium is restored.
Many Eastern cultures have long recognized the importance of breathing to cultivate a positive relationship between the body and the mind, one that results in a more tranquil state of being and a more resilient physiology. So go ahead and give it a try!
No but seriously, do it.