Back To Basics: Breathing Exercises To Find Your Calm

Back To Basics: Breathing Exercises To Find Your Calm

Among the chaos of everyday life, it’s easy to forget how important it is to take time out of our days to recenter and prioritise ourselves, even if it’s only five minutes. 

Breathing is something most of us take for granted, since we do it all the time without ever noticing, but research has shown that taking control of how we breathe through specifically designed exercises is a great way of reducing stress and relieving anxiety.

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Different emotions are associated with different forms of breathing, which means that changing your breathing pattern can change how you feel. For example, when you feel calm, your breathing is regular, deep and slow, but when you feel anxious or upset, your breathing is likely to be irregular and fast.
Purposely changing the rhythm of your breathing signals relaxation to the rest of your body. Your parasympathetic nervous system, helping you feel calm again. You feel better. More calm. More like yourself. 

However, for many of us, it’s hard to sit and regulate your breathing alone, because it’s something we so rarely do.  This is where it’s important to turn to the experts. 

That’s what we did, through our partnership with Calm, the world’s number #1 app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. At TRIP, we believe you deserve to feel your best, and we know that true good health is only possible when we look after our mental health, something which Calm values too. Together, we’re reminding you that taking care of yourself is productive, whether that’s with a daily dose of CBD or something as simple as taking time out to focus on your breath with one of Calm’s guided exercises: 

Just like TRIP, Calm aims to help people relax and unwind. The app’s breathing exercises, sleep stories, music, and other guided meditation content may relieve anxiety and reduce stress. In fact, 84% of Calm users who use the app five times throughout their week reported an improvement in their mental health. 

On the other hand, CBD (short for cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants. The body has an endocannabinoid system which works by interacting with a network of cells and receptors in the body. A daily dose of TRIP CBD oil, or one of our delicious CBD drinks, may help you to unwind and find calm.

Through our partnership, we’re offering a free Calm membership with any purchase you make here on, so you can find twice the calm. Simply check out and we'll email you all the details for your subscription, or click here to enter your unique code.

 As TRIP co-founder Olivia Ferdi put it: ‘Our mission has always been to help our community find calm in the chaos and support people with everyday stress relief. Calm shares this mission, so to work alongside such experts in mindfulness, giving our community tools to continue their mental health journey, is really exciting.’

We'd love for you to join us, take a TRIP, and find your calm.