Saturday, April 24, 2010

Deep Breathing

What: Deep Breathing at least four times a day.
Why: Deep Breathing for even 30 seconds has a substantial effect on acidic stress hormones and, when practiced over time can have profound healing effect on mood, energy levels and cardiovascular and respiratory health.

  1. Place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. Breathe deeply into your abdomen through your nose-if you are doing it right and breathing into your abdomen and the lower part of your lungs, the hand on your abdomen should rise higher then the hand on your chest. As you inhale count slowly to 4.

  2. Hold your breath, again counting to 4.

  3. Exhale slowly through your nose to a count of 4, gently contracting your abdomen muscles to eliminate all air from your lungs.

  4. Repeat this cycle 4 times, or more if you an make the time.
Notes: I will want to do this the minute I wake up and before I go to sleep plus two other times during the day. I will do this when I take my vitamins as this will help to serve as a reminder.
Caution: Do not take deep breath's with pills in mouth. :)

Action: Just do it!


  1. Right. I will take that "Caution:" to heart.(Grin)

    I like to do this while I'm walking, but it's not every day...

  2. We need to do it 4 times a day at least.
    How do you plan to add it in?
    Let say that walking doesn't count because we deep breath anyways, don't we?
    This should be apart from walking.
    I'd did it 2 times already today and love the fresh feeling it brings. Instant energy!