Lesson #4: Belly Breathing

This simple, but often overlooked, skill holds the physiological key to turning down the intensity of your body's stress response. When you truly learn the right techniques for deep abdominal and diaphragmatic breathing, you will have a lifelong tool for helping you to calm down your overactive nervous system and restoring a sense of peace, calm and clarity to your life.

Additional Resources

Here are three excellent videos you can watch for free online that provide more information on deep breathing as a tool for relaxation:

1) NIH (National Institute of Health) Deep Breathing Video:


2) Andrew Weil, M.D.:


3) Samantha Ibarguen, a wellness consultant in NYC: