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The Relaxing Breath By Consuelo Reyes

One of the most effective and time-efficient relaxation methods is the yoga-derived Relaxing Breath. While you may notice only a subtle effect at first, it gains power the more it is practiced. Make it a point to practice twice a day.

  1. Sit up comfortably and place the tip of your tongue against the bony ridge near your upper front teeth; you’ll keep your tongue in this position throughout the exercise.
  2. Exhale with a whoosh through your mouth.
  3. Now close your mouth and breathe in quietly through your nose to the count of four.
  4. Hold your breath easily to the count of seven. Then exhale through your mouth with a whoosh to the count of eight.
  5. You have completed one breath. Repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breathes.

Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Over time you can work up to eight breathes.