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How do I do a deep breathing exercise to help my stress and asthma?

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Imagine a spot just below your navel. Breathe into that spot and fill your abdomen with air. Let the air fill you from the abdomen up, and then let it out, like you're deflating a balloon. With every long, slow breath out, you should feel more relaxed.

From: Stress and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Academy of Family Physicians: "Stress: How to Cope Better with Life's Challenges." The National Women's Health Information Center: "Stress and Your Health."  Barclay, L. , June 2007.
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SOURCES:  American Academy of Family Physicians: "Stress: How to Cope Better with Life's Challenges." The National Women's Health Information Center: "Stress and Your Health."  Barclay, L. , June 2007.
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Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

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