be challenging. After all, there's never enough time in the day or enough money, and if you're a people pleaser, the word 'no' may not come easy to you.
cortisol. Cortisol increases glucose in your bloodstream and ships it to your brain—all in an effort to prepare you to fight or flee. At the same time, non-essential functions, like your immune system and your digestive system, are down-regulated for fight-or-flight.
So what can you do for fast relief? Deep breathing. Here's how:
If you are not finding it easy to do belly breathing, here is a tip, if you put your hands behind your neck you will automatically deep breathe. Practice this daily for 5 minutes while you are watching tv or before bedtime and you will see that with time your body will get used to belly breathing and you will be able to practice deep breathing exercise without having your hands behind your neck anymore.
Regular physical activity will also help reduce stress, but this deep breathing technique will instantly provide relief.
Try this breathing technique throughout the day several times this week and let me know how you feel and remember, I'm always here to help email me at Toni@drtonicamacho.com. Visit my website now to see all the wonderful stress management herbal supplements that I have.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.