Relax, fast, with this do-anywhere exercise.

By Edward Jones
Updated September 26, 2016

When we're overloaded with stress, we tend to breathe without fully emptying our lungs—often without even realizing it. Take a moment to relax with this simple breathing exercise.

Margaret Townsend is a certified breathwork and Hakomi practitioner in the Portland, Oregon, area. She has taught there for 25 years, blending her training in shiatsu, reiki, qigong, yoga, and other disciplines. Find her at