Research

Breathing Exercise

Mindful breathing brings oxygen deep into our diaphragm, and, is often referred to as ‘belly breathing’.  

The benefits of belly breathing include energy level increases, as well as a calming effect in the central nervous system and mind.  Mindful deep breathing also increases lung capacity.

I recommend a ‘four count breathing’ process as follows:
1. Inhale deeply for a count of 4;

2. Hold your inhale breath for a count of 4;

3. Exhale for a count of 4;

4. Hold your exhale breath for a count of 4.

Strive to do this process 4 times in a row, and then breathe normally.  Do this process several times a day, and, when you are first in bed at night, or when awakened during the night.