Week 1 – Day 6

BREATHING
We do it every minute, every hour, day in day out… We breathe. Did you know that you can apply the following breathing technique as presented by Dr Andrew Weil:
A way to tame your tension is to employ the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose for a mental count of four seconds. Hold your breath for a count of seven, and then exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight. This simple breathing exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system.

I must admit it is a bit foreign at first – we are not used to taking as long to breathe out, or to even hold our breath, but after a dozen times of so, you will find is easy to complete. I have been doing this for a few days now, and I do find it seems to relax my body.

An easy tip you can do any time, and just about anywhere.

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