Breathing Techniques:

Exercise 1: Try this technique for 5 minutes every morning

Set a timer for 5 minutes. Lie on your back and focus your eyes on a spot on the ceiling. Count each time you breathe in. If you lose count, start over.

When the timer goes off, you’re finished. That’s it!

  • Courtesy of Dr. Alan Christianson

Exercise 2: 4.7.8 Breath

Breathe in for 4 seconds. Exhale for 7 seconds, Repeat * times and feel yourself relax.

  • Courtesy of Lindsay Walker

Exercise 3: Alternate Nostril Breathing

Hold right nostril closed and inhale up left nostril

When lungs are full, open right nostril and close left nostril. Exhale our of right nostril.

Inhale into right nostril, switch fingers so right nostril is closed and left is open. Exhale out of left nostril.

10-12 repetitions 1-2 times per day

  • Courtesy of Holly Horikawa

Exercise 4: Breathing Meditation

Sit comfortably with one hand on your chest and one on your abdomen

Breathe in through your nose

Exhale through your mouth. That’s it!

  • Courtesy of Holly Horikawa


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