Face masks and breathing

While masks are increasing our safety, they are also giving rise to ‘mask anxiety’, ‘maskne’, a persistent feeling of being out of breath, fogged-up glasses  and fatigue.

They can be more easily tolerated when our breathing is kept steady, slow and through the nose.It takes a bit of practice but can make a big difference at the end of a mask-wearing day.

Although it’s one more thing to which we have to adapt, it can act as a training ground for learning to breathe in a way that is calming and restful to our bodies and minds.

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