Whenever I feel stressed my chest gets tight and one of the things that has really helped me is a technique of counting the breath in and out from 1 to 10. In breath is ‘1’, out breath ‘2’ and so on, repeating once you get to ‘10’. It takes a few rounds as I count the breath and feel the flow from the top of my chest to the belly, but within a few minutes I have managed to calm myself enough to continue what I’m doing.


Emma Mainoo