Stress Self-Help

Counting breaths

Option 1: Short Silences

Option 2: Long Silences

Counting Breaths

In this practice, you can compare the experience of counting your pulse and counting your breaths to determine which you find more helpful and in what circumstances.

It’s worth noting that counting your pulse, at the start of the resting practice, can be a useful initial step before focusing on your breath, especially if you’re experiencing high levels of tension and stress.

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