Many mindfulness exercises, as well as professional actors and singers, focus on breathing techniques from the diaphragm, as this allows you to take in a lot of air and better control your breathing.
Jennifer Ryan says, “Start small with two to five minutes a day and build from there. It counts to do these exercises every day. “
To try diaphragmatic breathing, first lie down on the floor or your bed.
Place your hands on your stomach so you can feel the diaphragm expand and contract with your breathing.
Start by inhaling and counting to four, then pausing for a few beats before exhaling to count to four.
Repeat for a few minutes, increasing how long you can inhale and exhale as you go.