Can breathing help you combat the cravings ??

Just try this simple breathing exercise when you get the cravings :)

Emjay, 1 of our lovely support helpers posted this a while ago, just try it :)

To help a craving pass - Breathing Exercise (1)

Posted by EmJay ROY CASTLE

18 Jan 2013

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Cravings lead to irritation and sometimes panic, causing the quitter’s mind to speed up. When this occurs, concentrating becomes hard. Using a deep breathing exercise is an effective way of calming yourself down.

This exercise can be done anywhere from sitting down in a chair to waiting for a bus. Follow the simple stages described below;

With your mouth closed and shoulders relaxed, inhale deeply and slowly to the count of eight.

As you breathe in, push your stomach out.

Hold your breath for the count of four.

Breathe out slowly to the count of eight.

Repeat the cycle five times

DO NOT OVER DO IT – STOP IF YOU FEEL DIZZY

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