Beginner Breath Work for CalmnessJun 17, 2021
This Breathwork practice is about practising how to breathe to help us control our nervous system (sympathetic fight or flight) Parasympathetic reset & digest.
Most people spend too much time in fight or flight. Our body doesn't know the difference between work stress, a physical attack or being in a car crash; it has the same response in the body either way.
To activate the rest and digest the nervous system, you need to be breathing from the belly.
In my experience, most people tend to chest breath (you will know if you do this if when you put one hand on your belly and one your chest, take a breath and only your chest hand moves.)
If you do struggle to get a full breath sitting up, my tip is to begin trying it in lying down position.
1. Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth
2. Inhale for 4seconds in through the nose
3. Hold for 7 seconds
4. Exhale through the mouth for 8 seconds
Repeat for 3-4 rounds twice a day and use when times of stress occurs.
The app mention in the video is this one HERE.
Sending positive vibes