This breathing exercise uses a breath pattern of 5-5. We will inhale for 5 seconds then exhale for 5 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 exercise sets our breathing rate at 6 breaths per minute (BPM).
When we breathe at this optimal rate the systems of the body enter a state of coherence.
Blood flow to the brain increases while the cardiovascular, circulatory, and nervous systems all coordinate to peak efficiency.
This exercise will allow your body and mind to function at their peak, producing some of your greatest thoughts.
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!