This breathing technique comes from an ancient Yoga technique called pranayama which helps people gain control over their breathing. It has been perfected and made mainstream by Dr. Andrew Weil.
You need to practice this technique 2 times a day for two months for it to have effect when you need it.
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Sit or lie down somewhere comfortable. Rest the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth, right behind your top front teeth. Keep your tongue in place during the entire practice. Don’t worry it doesn’t take that long. It might feel a bit odd at first but it’s been said it closes the energy loop of your body.
1 Exhale all the oxygen from your body through your mouth, making a whooshing sound.
2 Close your lips, inhale silently through your nose and count to four in your head
3 Hold your breath for 7 seconds.
4 Exhale all oxygen by opening your lips and remember to keep your tongue in place.
Repeat this no more than 4 times, twice a day.
View a video on how to do this here:
How to make it a habit?
How to integrate this into your day? We like to start our day with a cup of CBD infused tea by Power of Nature, do our 4-7-8 breathing exercise and go at our day. At the end of the day we do another cycle of 4 breaths. In that way you can make it into a habit.
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