Want to stay calm, try using one of my favorite breathing techniques, Deergha Swaasam Breaths. Take slow deep relaxing breaths, breathe only through your nose. Breathe slowly in three parts. With each inhalation, allow the belly to expand, then feel the air flowing up to expand the lower ribs and then the upper chest. Breathe so deep you feel like the inhalation is filling your throat.

Exhale from the upper chest, feeling the collar bones lower, then relax the lower ribs and at the bottom of the exhale pull the abdomen in to empty the lungs as fully as possible. Close your eyes and continue breathing slowly till each breath is one continuous flow.

Add another dimension to this technique by linking your thoughts to your breath. With each inhalation think ‘Calming’ and with each exhalation think ‘Smiling’. Next  altranate with the thoughts ‘Present Moment’, ‘Happy Moment’ like this:
Inhale ‘Calming’, Exhale ‘Smiling’,
Inhale ‘Present Moment’, Exhale ‘Happy Moment’.

Continue thinking these words as you practice deep relaxing breaths and enjoy the sense of calm, peace, and joy that follows.

 “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

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