Wellness Reminder: Breathe

Take a deep breath

Slow abdominal breathing stimulates the vagus nerve which can reduce stress, anxiety, anger, inflammation and improve digestion by activating the relaxation response

  1. Sit or lie down, place one hand on belly and other on your chest
  2. Take a deep breath in through nose for 4 counts and let belly push out your hand, your chest should not move
  3. Hold at top of breath for 1 to 7 counts (however long feels comfortable)
  4. Breathe out to the count of 8, try to get all the air out of lungs by time reach 8
  5. Repeat 3 to 7 times