(Exploring Your Mind) Breathing exercises are a simple, fast, and very effective measure for managing stress and anxiety. This is because the first thing that happens when you’re stressed is that your heart rate increases. It’s due to the action of the stress hormone, cortisol. Consequently, your breathing also accelerates.
(Exploring Your Mind) Breathing well boosts your concentration. Inhale the oxygen, breathe in life, and oxygenate your brain to expand your senses. Only then will you be able to focus your attention and appreciate the here and now. Furthermore, you’ll be able to make better decisions.