In the Soul Spring article, you can learn about a mindful breathing exercise!
Snippets from the article:
“When you have an intensely difficult experience, the emotions you feel should fade with time. But sometimes they’re just too much for you to handle, and your body holds onto that negative energy in the form of what many call “emotional baggage.” We call these emotional energies Trapped Emotions, and they can lead us to unconsciously choose certain feelings, thoughts, and expectations that compound rather than relieve our sense of stress.
When you feel yourself getting stressed out, anxious, or worried for any reason, there are simple practices that you can do to help you feel better. Here is a quick calming exercise to try:
- Get in a comfortable position and put one hand on your heart and the other hand on your abdomen. You can close your eyes if you’d like.
- Inhale for about four seconds through your nose. For some of us this may feel like a pretty long breath, but do your best to breathe in slowly.
- Hold your breath for seven seconds. This also may feel like a long time, but it is important to slow your respiration and heart rate.
- Exhale from your mouth for eight seconds.”