Can Breathing Exercises Really Reduce Your Stress and Cortisol Levels?

Breathing exercises in nature for stress and cortisol relief
Mindful breathing as a key towards stress management
Mindful breathing as a key towards stress management

What is Cortisol?

Cortisol is a hormone produced and released in the blood by adrenal glands which are present on top of the kidneys. It is a glucocorticoid in nature which means it is a steroid hormone which has the job of managing the glucose level in the body.

Stress Leading to Cortisol Release

Effects of High Cortisol Levels on the Body

Deep Breathing as a Management Tool for Stress

Study I

Study II

Deep breathing techniques being employed for stress relief
Deep breathing techniques being employed for stress relief

Effective Breathing Exercises for Stress and Cortisol Levels Reduction  

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Box Breathing

4-7-8 Breathing

Effective Tools for Breathing Exercises

Features and Benefits of The Breather B Blue:

Breathing exercises in nature for stress and cortisol relief
Breathing exercises in nature for stress and cortisol relief

Conclusion

References

https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/stress#:~:text=What%20is%20stress%3F,experiences%20stress%20to%20some%20degree.

https://www.stress.org/daily-life

https://books.google.com.pk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=lsnILhVd-HcC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=Breathing+Exercises+Really+Reduce+Your+Stress+and+Cortisol+Levels&ots=9uMeeoC7fm&sig=aOzOx7Se-z6PufyugJ99QWuudno&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nep169

https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00874

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sukran-Iribalci/publication/357723222_The_Effect_of_Breathing_Exercise_on_Stress_Hormones/links/61dd6f06323a2268f9995b9f/The-Effect-of-Breathing-Exercise-on-Stress-Hormones.pdf

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10072-016-2790-8?code=daa444bd-df80-4b1e-b724-79afe9d38c99&correlationId=8806e3e9-7c91-4807-8462-792e593fc8a9&error=cookies_not_supported

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