Breathing for ADHD

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Kind of sounds like a charity event doesn’t it? Instead of running a 5K race to raise awareness about ADHD, we’re just going to breathe instead.

Well, no. Thats not exactly what I mean.

Deep controlled breathing can actually help your ADHD symptoms. You can control your anxiety, improve your focus, and begin to relax.

That’s a great deal for something so easy to do.

Deep breathing (5-6 deep breaths a minute) helps your heart, lungs, and blood vessels work more efficiently because they are oxygenated. When this happens, your body relaxes, your brain clears and you are able to make better decisions.

Here are a couple of ways to learn to deep breathe:

Breathe in deeply for a count of 5. Hold for a count of 5, then breathe out for a count of 5. Hold again for a 5 count before breathing in again.

Take a breath and hold it. Put your index finger on the right side of your nose and hold that nostril closed. Breath out through your left nostril and then breathe in through the same nostril.

Now close off the left nostril, open the right one and breathe out and then in. Repeat 5 -6 times.

Breathing for ADHD is a quick and easy way to manage your symptoms and it’s good for you. Give it a try now!

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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