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How To Use Combat Breathing To Lower Stress

How To Use Combat Breathing To Lower Stress

Mae Chevrette via Flickr

Mae Chevrette via Flickr

When stress overwhelms your nervous system your body is flooded with chemicals that prepare you for “fight or flight.” While the stress response can be lifesaving in emergency situations where you need to act quickly, it wears your body down when constantly activated by the stresses of everyday life. Combat breathing was designed to help police and military personnel in rapidly gaining control over their stress reactions during extraordinary situations and is widely regarded as a fundamental aspect of successful training.

A variety of different relaxation techniques can help you bring your nervous system back into balance by producing the relaxation response. The relaxation response is not lying on the couch or sleeping but a mentally active process that leaves the body relaxed, calm, and focused. Check out the link below for more information and there are also videos for you to watch and learn from too!

How To Use Combat Breathing To Lower Stress