The Relax & Breathe Challenge is about bringing some simple and effective techniques into your life. This is not just about boosting your wellbeing, it is about having tools to rely on for stress, anxiety or being overwhelmed.
Relax & Breathe is something I have used for years – personally and professionally. I teach it to parents, my teenagers use it, it eases my stress and anxiety and I have even completed relaxation therapy training. It is just breathing but it really helps with calm, focus, being overwhelmed and heading off panic.
And, while the main focus of my practice is expectant and new parents, this is for everyone. You can use it everyday, to do something for you.
It is gives a great boost in pregnancy, helping with aches and discomforts. It is essential for birth to stay calm, to have a focus and to work with contractions. And it is beneficial when your baby is here – for feeding, settling, to stay calm and to help your recovery. But it is for everyone and it is so easy to bring it into your day.
– for everyone, everyday –
This relax & breathe challenge will be ongoing, to create a positive habit so relax & breathe is part of your life. It can be used to deal head-on with stress and anxiety. It can be part of your day so it becomes as beneficial as having a drink of water.
I will be uploading more posts on this website, as well as on Instagram and Facebook as a reminder. They can also feature as part of Notes For Parents, which will be sent straight to your inbox each week.
Please do share with everyone.
Keep it simple
The key to making relax & breathe work is to keep it short and simple. Time often gets in the way and trying to set aside 20 minutes can seem like too much.
That’s why bringing it into your day, for 2-3 minutes at a time, is easier to achieve. And you can do it wherever you are.
Feel free to send me a quick message if you have any questions.
Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting