This breathing exercise reduces anxiety, calms overstimulation and helps inspire creative ideas…perfect for the holiday season! How can breathing do that?
Try it to find out.
Get in a comfortable, seated position.
Take a couple of cleansing breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Close your eyes.
Using your thumbs, close your ears. This part is optional, but it helps you focus inward.
Inhale deeply through your nose and as you exhale, let out a long, low humming sound. With your eyes and ears closed, the hum will sound like a buzzing bee. Repeat three or more times.
Remember that research has shown that regularly practicing meditation, mindfulness, and/or breathing strategies reduces a person’s stress levels and anxiety, while improving attention and focus.