According to the American Psychological Association, “77% of people report experiencing physical symptoms related to stress”.
Deep breathing is a stress management technique that not only decreases stress but also improves your health and the quality of life.
But why is that? And how could you make sure you’re doing it correctly?
When we are in a stressful situation, our diaphragm flattens and we begin to breathe shallowly. This not only increases:
•Our stress level
•Increases our heart rate
•Causes muscle tension
This may also signal your body to produce a stress response that contributes to anxiety and panic attacks.