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  • 1. ®Focus on your breathInhale through your nose for 4 seconds,pushing out your abdomen, then your lowerribs, then your chest as your body fills with air.Hold your breath for 4 seconds.Exhale for 4 seconds through your mouth,letting air our as you let it in, from yourabdomen to highest parts of your lungs.Allow all the stress in your body to escape withyour breath. © 2008 DW GROUP, LLC
  • 2. STRESS Affects BreathingStress can limit oxygen intake Oxygen is the most important nutrient for the heart, brain and every other major organ We also expel about 20% of the toxins in our bodies through normal breathing © 2009 DW GROUP, LLC
  • 3. ® Benefits of Deep Breathing A Natural Tranquilizer!Increases Serotonin & Calms the MindHelps center our thoughtsTake in more needed oxygenExpel damaging toxinsLowers heart and respiratory ratesLowers blood pressureEnhances mood © 2008 DW GROUP, LLC
  • 4. ®Stress Response Cycle © 2008 DW GROUP, LLC
  • 5. ®SEROTONIN – Key NeurotransmitterThe “Feel-good” Chemical Reduces Stress Associated with Serenity & Optimism Positively affects Sleep, Pain, Appetite, Blood Pressure Improves Concentration © 2008 DW GROUP, LLC
  • 6. ®Keep Breathing! © 2009 DW GROUP, LLC
  • 7. © 2009 DW GROUP, LLC

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