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.
Dr. Lawenda Discusses Stress Reduction Techniques
A couple of my favorite relaxation techniques are:
1) “4-7-8 breathing”
2) Paced breathing using HRV biofeedback
Dr. Lawenda Demonstrates the “4-7-8 Breathing” Technique