Week 1 – Day 6

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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