How to Manage Stress

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“When we reach a level of stress that is so intense we feel like we are spinning, imbalanced, or have a physical reaction like nausea as a result, the best thing we can do is ground ourselves.” —Serena Poon, reiki master

But what if you absolutely, positively, cannot for some unfortunate reason stop and pause? Wellness expert, chef, nutritionist, and reiki master Serena Poon says going back to the basics of breath work to tackle the issue is key. “When we reach a level of stress that is so intense we feel like we are spinning, imbalanced, or have a physical reaction like nausea as a result, the best thing we can do is ground ourselves,” she says. “An easy way to do this is the 4-4-4 breathing method. You take a deep breath in through your mouth to the count of 4, hold for 4 counts and then exhale through your nose to the count of 4,” Poon says. Doing this three times in a row to help bring yourself back to the present moment is a great answer to how to manage stress.

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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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