Back To Health Wellness's Thought For The Day

Try The 4-7-8 To Breathe Relax And Meditate

August 16, 2023 Back To Health Wellness Season 1 Episode 22
Back To Health Wellness's Thought For The Day
Try The 4-7-8 To Breathe Relax And Meditate
Show Notes

The 4-7-8 breathing technique involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. 

This exercise helps to manage stress and anxiety. The breathing pattern aims to promote relaxation help people get to sleep.

The technique- 

Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise.

This technique is an excellent way to force the mind and body to focus on regulating the breath, rather than replaying your worries when you lie down at night.

If done properly, you may feel invigorated, comparable to the heightened awareness you feel after a good workout. You should feel the effort at the back of the neck, the diaphragm, the chest and the abdomen. Try this diaphragmatic breathing exercise the next time you need an energy boost or feel yourself reaching for a cup of coffee.