Deep Breathing Exercises
- Take a Break – This simple daytime breathing technique is perfect for waking up or taking a reinvigorating midday breather. Inhale for five counts to the sound of a gentle stream and exhale for seven counts to the sound of OM.
- Clear Your Mind – This daytime breathing exercise incorporates some gentle breath retention. Inhale to 4 with the sounds of a soft breeze, hold for 4 to the quiet hum of a singing bowl, then exhale for 4 to soothing water, and hold for 4 to the singing bowl.
- De-Stress – This nighttime deep breathing technique is the perfect way to transition from daytime to evening mode. Inhale to 4 with sweet nature sounds, hold for 7 with the eternal hum of deep space, and exhale to 8 with a gentle water sound.
- Fall Asleep – Imagine you’re in the great outdoors with this simple nighttime breathing exercise. Inhale to 4 with the sound of a crackling campfire, exhale for 8 with soothing water. Repeat as you drift off to sleep.
Beginners and experienced deep breathing practitioners can benefit from these techniques, morning, midday, and night.