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Step 3: Breathe deep

It's not just about breathing from low down in your tum, it's also about breathing deeply. You need to really breathe in, taking in as much air as you can with your breath. You also need to let all that air out (and we mean all of it) by exhaling deeply too.

As Ben-Moshe mentioned, breathing deeply stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which naturally relaxes us. "In this state, endorphins (those feel-good hormones) are released, introducing feelings of happiness and wellbeing, and oxygen delivery improves, which is important to enhance mental stamina and clarity," says Ben-Moshe. "With each deep, long breath, muscle stress and tension is released."

Hot Tip: Concentrate on breathing all the way in, till you can't take in any more air. Hold that air, then really release it, till you're sure there's nothing left. Talk about deep.