Five Finger Breathing

Stress and anxiety make pain harder to cope with. This simple technique uses no tech and no equipment.

Just use a finger and a hand to help you time and slow down your breathing. Focusing on the touch can make it easier to focus on breathing. You can repeat this exercise as often as needed. While you relax, notice points of tension. I often notice I’ve been tensing my jaw and shoulders. Consciously relax into your breath.

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