If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, take some time out of your day to do simple breathing exercises. Success & Wellness Coach Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy shared two techniques for Reader’s Digest:
Simple equal breath
Inhale through your nose for four counts, and then exhale through your nose for four counts. Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, president and CEO of Power Living Enterprises, recommends that you increase the count per breath (from four to six or eight) over time. This breathing exercise will help to reduce stress and calm your mind. Use these magic phrases to instantly ease your anxiety.
Kennedy recommends the transformation breath for people looking to transform their mind and body by inhaling the positive and exhaling the negative. Start by consciously inhaling through your nose; observe the expansion of your belly. Then exhale slowly through the nose, releasing your belly. “Inhale energy, exhale tension. Inhale strength, exhale fear. Inhale joy, exhale sadness. Inhale confidence, exhale self-doubt. Inhale the present, exhale the past,” says Kennedy. “With every inhalation, bring into your being an attribute of greatness and feel yourself being strengthened.”
Originally published on October 2, 2018. Read the full article on the Reader’s Digest blog and get all 12 techniques.
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is a Harvard Business School-trained Strategist, Award-winning Author and Success & Wellness Coach. She grew up with yoga and holistic health principles and offers an integrated whole-person approach to experiencing joy, wellbeing and abundance. Her mission is to help individuals reach their highest potential while collectively creating a more just and sustainable world.