Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress

Life is stressing. The crazy ways in which we tend to live in tend to lead to a stressful life and, sometimes, it is very hard to just take a moment to breathe and relax. When we are under a lot of stress and feel anxious, our bodies tend to become very rigid and we start breathing heavily. Sometimes, we don’t even notice this change in our respiratory system. However, it is important to slow down and start breathing in a way in which we can control our nervous system to relieve anxiety. By changing the pattern in which you are breathing you will be able to relax and slow down a bit.

Which are the best Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress? Let’s take a look: 

  • Equal breathing: Equal breathing consists of creating a breathing pattern. First, you need to inhale air. Count to four. Then release the air counting up to four again. Repeat this pattern until you start feeling calmed.
  • Abdominal breathing: This technique is based on noticing how the air fills your body. Sit down with one hand on your abdomen and the other hand on your chest.

Remember to keep focused on your goal to calm yourself.  Before you know it, you will feel much better. 

conoce los sintomas del embarazo

Si hace un tiempo vienes tratando de quedar embarazada y estás en el camino hacia la maternidad, es probable que te preguntes, ¿cuáles son los sintomas del embarazo? es importante conocerlos ya que si bien algunas mujeres no presentan ningún síntoma además de la ausencia de menstruación, estar alerta a los cambios del cuerpo femenino es la única manera de saber si lo que está ocurriendo es el milagro de la concepción o si en realidad se trata de algún cambio hormonal que deberás tener en cuenta y consultar con tu ginecólogo de confianza.

Las primeras señales del embarazo son difíciles de identificar para muchas mujeres ya que, en ocasiones, son tan sútiles que pasan desapercibidos. De hecho, muchas mujeres creen que las náuseas y los vómitos son los únicos indicadores de embarazo. No obstante, estos síntomas no aparecen siempre y, de hecho, suelen aparecer a partir de la sexta semana de embarazo. 

Los signos de un posible embarazo suelen ser confusos ya que se parecen mucho a los síntomas del período. Las mujeres embarazadas, en una primera etapa, experiementan dolores en los senos, calambres en la zona abdominal y cambios de humor. Estos síntomas también pueden ser asociados a la fase premenstrual y no son necesariamente indicativos de concepción. 


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July 16, 2014, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join your colleagues from the Crockett, Hercules, Pinole, El Sobrante, Richmond, Rodeo, and El Cerrito Chambers at a Mega Mixer in Crockett on Wednesday, July 16.

Old Homestead (behind Crockett Library), …

Virtual Mixer

August 20, 2014, 5pm – 6pm
Have a wonderful Augst as we take time off to prep for our fall programs…


September 14, 2014, 10am – 6pm
The 40th Annual Solano Stroll runs the entire length of Solano Avenue in Albany & Berkeley.  Entertainment, food for the whole family.  You can also buy arts, crafts and goods, and learn about many community organizations.  Produced by the Solano Avenue Association.

Free bike parking by Albany Strollers & Rollers.


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