How can I Use Breathing as a Relaxation Technique?

Remember, when you focus on one thing, in this case your breathing, your mind is prevented from thinking about other things, no matter how serious or frivolous, as well as all the other thoughts that contribute to stress. Should your mind stray, bring it back by concentrating again on your breathing. This is a quick and simple way to use breathing as a focus of meditation - by deliberately using your breathing to quiet your mind. There is no need to be concerned if you are breathing "correctly" or not. This will work fine even if you're not breathing abdominally.