Posted on June 7, 2023 by William Yuk
Within our fast-paced and demanding lives, it’s essential to find outlets to cultivate mental resilience and face the never-ending stream of commitments. One mindfulness technique that offers simplicity and accessibility is diaphragmatic breathing, a powerful technique that engages the diaphragm, a muscle located beneath the lungs.
By engaging the diaphragm—a muscle situated beneath the lungs—this powerful practice stimulates the vagus nerve, which extends from your head to your colon to activate your body’s relaxation response, effectively reducing both blood pressure and heart rate. This practice is commonly known as belly breathing due to its emphasis on utilizing the abdominal region during the breathing process.
Follow the steps below to experience the benefits of this calming practice.
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