Calm Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing)

Learn About Calm Breathing and How To Do It!

Some tips to get started:

Find a Comfortable Spot: Locate a cozy place to sit. Plant your feet firmly on the ground and ensure they’re comfortable. Close your eyes gently, or lower your gaze to the floor ahead. Relax your shoulders by allowing them to drop away from your ears and ease into a comfortable posture.

Focus on Your Breath: Pay attention to your natural breathing rhythm. Let it flow without any force or change.

Position Your Hands: Rest your hands lightly on your belly, with the fingertips of each hand lightly touching.

Inhale Slowly: Inhale gently through your nose. Feel your belly expand as you fill your lower lungs with air. There’s no need to take a deep breath; just allow it to be natural.

Exhale Gradually: Exhale slowly through your mouth. Notice your belly receding toward your spine as you release the breath. Imagine your belly as a balloon: fill it with air and then observe it deflate.

Practice Controlled Breathing: Inhale smoothly through your nose for a count of 1, 2, 3, 4, and hold. Then exhale through your mouth for 1, 2, 3, 4, and hold.

Repeat: Continue this pattern of slow breathing five more times. Feel the tension in your body gradually dissipate.

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