Come alive with the breath. Tap into calm and regulate your emotions.

Breath basics   Smooth, even diaphragmatic breath is the healthiest, most relaxing way to breathe. Many people in our stressed culture breathe primarily in the upper chest and their breath is often shallow and jerky. When we’re traumatized, our breathing patterns are even more constricted, in part due to physical tension.

Try these practices, building slowly from establishing smooth, diaphragmatic breath to regulating emotion and calming yourself through stabilizing your breath.