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How to quickly eliminate stress. The Lion's Breath Technique:

Humans have been using breathing techniques to improve well-being for centuries. Pranayama is an ancient breathing practice originating from yogic traditions in India. The Lion's Breath is a form of Pranayama that has been shown to eliminate stress. Here's how it works:

• Sit in a comfortable position with a slight forward lean and your hands on the floor. • Focus your gaze on the tip of your nose. • Inhale deeply through your nose. • Open your mouth, stick your tongue out and down to your chin. • Exhale forcefully with a "HA!" sound.

That is one "rep" of the technique. You'll want to take a few normal breaths through your nose with a relaxed face after each rep. Repeat this process 5-10 times, depending on time and your level of practice. Limit the forcefulness of the exhale if you're a beginner.

The benefits of this technique are immense: • Reduces stress immediately. • Creates a feeling of power and self-confidence (great for before a big presentation). • Opens up the face, neck, and chest muscles. Next time you feel your stress levels rising, give it a shot!

I use the Lion's Breath Technique as a tool to manage stress. It takes ~1-3 minutes and can have dramatic benefits. Follow me @SahilBloom for more writing on growth, health, and wealth. I'll write more about this in my newsletter. Join 128,000+ others!

By the way, been loving the @othership_us app for building a practice around breathwork. No affiliation and not an investor—just a tool I’ve been using and enjoying. Highly recommend the guided ice bath breathing sessions—they get me more out of these cold mornings.

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