These are stressful times, and it doesn't sound like it will be getting better anytime soon. Have you ever been so overwhelmed and stressed that you don't even realize you're holding your breath? One thing that helps when you are feeling overwhelmed and heavy is the 4, 7, 8 technique. Here's how it goes:
- Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of 4.
- Hold your breath for a count of 7.
- Exhale completely through your mouth to a count of 8.