In this exercise, we use a 6-4 breathing rhythm. We inhale for 6 seconds and exhale for 4 seconds with no pause in between.
If you can, practice this exercise laying on your back with your head propped on a pillow.
Remember, we recommend breathing inhaling and exhaling through the nose while completing all these exercises.
If you can’t breathe through your nose, that’s ok, you will still benefit from breathing through your mouth.
This is an advanced breathing pattern and should be practiced after warming up with a Concentration breathing exercise.
Emphasizing the inhale puts our bodies into a state of arousal. It will gently boost the heart rate and sharpen the senses.
This is a great exercise for waking up or preparing for strenuous activity.
Focus on proper form, feeling your belly expand and contract with each breath. Try and find a nice smooth rhythm to your breaths, feel it out; never force!