Deep Breathing
Whether you are a student or an adult, we are all experiencing stress in some way as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in your body and is a strategy that you can use anywhere at any time. Although everyone’s reactions are different, some signs that your body could be feeling stress are faster breathing, tense muscles, upset stomach, irritability, low energy, or insomnia. Intentionally breathing deeply sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax.

Try one of these techniques the next time you feel stress in your body (or if you want to prevent stress from building up):

 

4-7-8 Breathing Exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxbdx-SeOOo

 

A Japanese Method to Relax in 5 Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3-O7gPsQK0

 

Lazy 8 Breathing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWlc7GpdthQ