Stress causes a response in the body. The response while short term is not physically beneficial if constantly present or no outlet is allowed. Certain breathing can help the body find pre stress balance and reduce the negative effects of the stress response. This is why meditation and other breathing techniques are excellent ways to deal with stress.
The article, “BEAT STRESS ONE BREATH AT A TIME” by Jonathan Black remarks that breathing and learning how to breath properly can greatly reduce negative effects on the body from stress. He states,
“Deep breathing – not typical short, shallow breaths – triggers your body’s relation response by sending signals to your brain to slow the heart rate, decrease blood pressure and relax muscles, according to the American Institute of Stress, a non-profit that provides science-based stress management research.”
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