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Breathing Space

Why Your Breathing Matters

Your breathing matters because our bodies are all about balance so if we are breathing too fast, if our heart is racing, it will try to correct it. According to Do Breathe, we could take 600 million breaths in our lifetime. And we know that breathing just happens, we don’t have to think about it but we might not always be that good at using our breathing, to get the best benefit from it. Knowing how to use your breathing can help to ease any aches and pain, it can help to give you more energy and it can help you to stay calm. It can give you more control over stress, panic and anxiety – so you are better equipped to work with it rather than feeling afraid and unable to deal with it. By developing simple and effective relaxation and breathing skills, you will also use these techniques in labour, for birth and when your baby is here. The key to using Relax & Breathe is to keep it simple: * slow your …

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Do you know how to use your breathing?

Knowing how to use your breathing can help to ease any aches and pain, it can give you more energy and it help you to stay calm. By developing simple and effective relaxation and breathing skills, you will also use these techniques in labour, for birth and when your baby is here. Always seek medical support if you are concerned about yourself or your baby. Even if it is just a feeling that something isn’t right. Relax & Breathe runs as a digital course, which can run with 1:1 sessions. You can book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby. antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002

Relax & Breathe – during the day

You can use Relax & Breathe throughout your day to relax your body, for energy and to manage any anxiety or stress. Just a couple of minutes to focus on your breathing, to relax your muscles, to slow the pace of your breathing, to ease any aches and pains. It is very simple to use, to bring into your day and to help you feel much better. You can book a session with me to ask questions and find out how to use and develop your own relax & breathe techniques. antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002

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Relax & Breathe – how to use your breathing

Keep it simple, don’t overthink it, just slow down your breathing and let yourself feel calm. You can use your breathing to start and end every day, you can use it if you feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, you can use it if you have discomfort or pain. It just gives you chance to slow down and to be still.

Notes For Parents – Relax & Breathe

You have been directed here from your Notes For Parents email. Here is a short Relax & Breathe exercise… It is really easy for tension to creep into your body when you are busy, rushing around or feeling stressed and under pressure. We often don’t know it is there and I find that when I do my relax & breathe sessions, so many expectant parents say they didn’t even realise they were tense. You can fit this in every day – it is simple, quick and effective and it is a great way to give you a bit of balance as well as to something just for you. My relax & breathe techniques are something that you can spend time doing and you can also benefit from using them for a few minutes wherever you are. You can download this audio here to listen to as you need it. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries. Janine x