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 …
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
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.
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
You can use Relax & Breathe to relax in the evening or to unwind before bed. It can be a great way to let go of your day or get ready for bed. You could use it when you get it from work, when your children go to bed, to help you unwind for the evening or before you go to bed. As you practice it, you can make it your own – fitting it into your evening when you can and for as long as you need it. Also available:Relax & Breathe For Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Just let me know if you have any questions.Janine – a specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting