A simple 5-minute breathing exercise that will make you happy (it’s even better than meditation!)

A simple 5-minute breathing exercise that will make you happy (and it’s better than mindfulness!) Participants did one of three breathing exercises daily for five minutes Their moods were measured using a positive and negative affect scale Cyclic hyperventilation exercises saw the largest increase in positivity By Emily Stern, Mailonline Health Correspondent published: 10:13 a.m. … Read more

A review and meta-analysis suggest that mechanical ventilation may be effective for improving stress and mental health

Study results published in Scientific reports It has been suggested that practicing breathing exercises helps reduce stress and improve mental health. Study: Effect of breathing on stress and mental health: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. Image credit: Nata Penney/Shutterstock background Breathing practices date back to ancient times, as evidenced by yoga (India), vase breathing (Tibet), … Read more