Lying down, with your hand on your belly, take a slow breath in through your nose. Allow the breath to begin low in the stomach region, causing your belly to rise into your hand. In the last 1/3 of the breath, your ribcage should expand laterally and the chest and collarbone should eventually rise. Repeat this process at least 5 times, trying to take an additional second with each repetition. If you can get to the count of 10 while still breathing in, you are an expert at calm and self-control!
Now don’t go rolling your eyes – I know this might mean you have to set that alarm a few minutes earlier, but I promise you will feel the benefits of this simple yet powerful exercise.
I defy you to tell me otherwise!
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