The holidays can be stressful! The simple act of breathing deeply can help trigger a relaxation response in your body that will make you feel more clam and in control. “Hot Chocolate Breathing” is a fun, easy way for people of all ages to practice breathing deeply.
- Imagine you’re holding a steaming mug of delicious hot chocolate.
- Take a slow, deep breath in through your nose as smell the chocolatey goodness.
- Then exhale completely through your mouth, as though you’re gently blowing on the piping hot beverage to cool it off.
- Take 5 breaths like this.