Six Tips to Calm Your Body through Breath

By David Beales, Helen Whitten

Part of Emotional Healing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Should you find yourself feeling stressed or emotionally disturbed you can quickly re-establish your inner sense of calm and control by following these six tips:

  1. Bring your attention into your body-mind.

  2. Notice tension and release it, softening your body.

  3. Open your shoulders and notice how you’re breathing.

  4. Expand your belly as you breathe in.

  5. Count each breath: four for the in-breath and six for the out-breath.

  6. Bring in calm and breathe out stress.