Stress to Success kelly McGonigal
HeartMath’s Heart-Focused Breathing® Technique can guide you to a state of ease in just a few minutes.
The technique is as powerful as it is simple and can be used anytime you want to create greater relaxation or more energy.
Heart-Focused Breathing™ Technique
Heart Focus: Focus your attention on your heart area. Breathe a little deeper than normal, in for 5 or 6 seconds and out 5 or 6 seconds. You may find that placing your hand over your heart helps you maintain your focus there.
Heart Breathing: Now imagine while breathing that you’re doing it through your heart. Picture yourself slowly breathing in and slowly breathing out through your heart area.
(Maintaining your focus and breathing through the heart area leads you naturally into a state of ease. When you’re ready to proceed with the rest of your day, you’ll do so with more energy and resilience for future challenges.)
We invite you to experience the benefits of this simple technique by trying it for yourself and whenever you are feeling stressed or want greater balance.