Abdominal Bellow Breathing Technique

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Really effective way to reduce nerves before an exam, interview or any other nerve-racking event.

What You'll Need

  • Just the lovely, wonderful you

What You'll Do

  • 1 – Place one hand on chest and other on the belly
  • 2 – Take a deep breath in through the nose, making sure the diaphragm (not the chest) inflates with enough air to create a stretch in the lungs (sticking diaphragm out almost as if pretending to be pregnant)
  • 3 – Take 6-10 deep, slow breaths per minute for 10 minutes
  • 4 – Repeat this daily for immediate reductions to heart rate and blood pressure, or on a one-off basis to reduce nervousness or anxiety

Tips & Warnings

  • Really ensure the breathing comes from the diaphragm, not the chest
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