In these stressful times, using simple, relaxation techniques can be very helpful to reduce your “fight or flight” nervous system activity and increase your heart rate variability (HRV). Increased HRV is associated with superior immune function, as well as numerous chronic disease and cancer outcomes.
A couple of my favorite relaxation techniques are:
1) “4-7-8 breathing”
2) Paced breathing using HRV biofeedback