Calming breath exercise for exam anxiety
3-5 minutes of the calming breath exercise can help you achieve a deep state of relaxation quickly, and help you stay calm when you are stressed during your exams.
Choose a quiet spot. Rest your hand on your abdomen, relax your shoulders and chest. Inhale through your nose slowly and feel your abdomen rise as you count to 5.
Pause and hold your breath to a count of 5.
Exhale through your nose or mouth, to a count of 5 or longer. It is important that you exhale fully.
Once you've fully let the air out and your abdomen has flattened, take 2 breaths in your normal rhythm.
Continue practicing for 3-5 minutes or up to 10 cycles. As you progress, you'll notice that your exhalations are slightly longer than your inhalations. Let these variations be and continue with the exercise for up to 5 minutes.