We breathe automatically, without really thinking about it. Our breathing goes faster when we run or when we are stressed, but it adapts without us having to control it, according to science journalist Isabelle Burgun. However, consciously breathing in a slow and deep way would help us to better act on our well-being, regulate our mood, reduce our stress and even moderate the pain linked to psychological distress.
The science journalist explains that the heart is able to send signals to the brain to help it calm down and let it know that everything is fine.
Isabelle Burgun explains the breathing exercises that reduce stress and improve mental health.