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Deep Breathing Exercise and Technique

It is normal for students to get tensed and stressed during an examination or test, or even when rushing assignment or project. Even though there are many factors causing the stress, there are also ways to counter the stress and reclaim your calmness.

Crucial Tips to Reduce Stress

Below is a common deep breathing exercise that you can practice to help yourself to remain calm and focus better during stress period, be it while rushing your assignment or when you are sitting in the examination hall.

Deep Breathing Exercise

  1. You should target to breathe at a rate of about 12 to 14 breaths in a minute. Take in a deep breath into your lungs through your nose up to the point that your lungs are filled. .
  2. While you are breathing in, Count 1 to 3.
  3. Breathe out slowly through your mouth.
  4. Relax the muscles around your neck and your shoulders. This deep breathing exercise helps you greatly in stress management and thus, you should do it as many times as you wish daily for at least one minute each time. For better effect, you may play some soft and slow music.

You should also consider taking up a yoga class to help you improve on your breathing!

You may also be interested in:
- Stress Management - Coping with Stress
- Yogo Classes in Singapore

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