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In these unprecedented times, whether you are couped up amongst screaming, bored kids or by yourself, your mental health and the ability to keep any form of stress at bay is key.

So why not delve into a movie to give you a few tips on how to achieve that all-important inner zen. One movie, in particular, The Rhythm Section starring Blake Lively and Jude Law, despite its action-packed intensity, can help you with one simple technique.

In the film, Jude Law’s character teaches an unrecognisable Blake Lively (as Stephanie Patrick) the art of harnessing her rhythm section to keep panic at bay. As it turns out, espionage agents need strong mindfulness skills to thrive in a high-pressure, action-packed environment in which stress is often an occupational hazard.

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Here are the tips to achieve your lockdown zen.

Take a minute to focus on the beat of your heart.

Find 60 seconds to focus the mind with some concentrated breathing techniques.

With so much going on around our own homes at the moment, master the art of silent observation as you listen to all the sounds around you.

Master these basics and you’ll find your rhythm section in no time.

Based on a best-selling series of books by Mark Burnell, the thriller follows Blake Lively as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash.

When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption.

The film comes from director Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and the producers of the James Bond film series and stars Sterling K. Brown alongside Lively and Law.

The Rhythm Section is available NOW on Digital Download.

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