4 7 8 breathing exercises video
How To: The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise Video (Author: Andrew Weil)
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Video: Breathing Exercises: 4-7-8 Breath
How does the 4-7-8 breathing technique work?
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The breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. Breathing techniques are designed to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation. Specific patterns that involve holding the breath for a period of time allow your body to replenish its oxygen. From the lungs outward, techniques like can give your organs and tissues a much-needed oxygen boost. Swirling thoughts and concerns can keep us from being able to rest well.
Sleep aids such as earplugs, eye masks, sleeping pills, and white noise are all used to help you fall asleep soundly. Andrew Weil, a Harvard trained medical doctor with a focus on holistic health, believes getting the best sleep ever is as simple as breathing in and breathing out. This breathing exercise claims to help you fall asleep in just 60 seconds by simply inhaling and exhaling. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. In the U.
Sure, what the hell. Weil has since developed it as a way to lull the body into a state of deep relaxation. You can practice the technique while sitting or lying down comfortably, maintaining good posture. From there, I put the tip of my tongue where the ridge of the gum meets my upper front teeth before exhaling forcefully through my mouth to make a whooshing sound. Then, I close your mouth and inhale through my nose for a count of four. Next, I hold my breath to a count of seven, then exhale through my mouth making the same whoosh sound for a count of eight. I repeat a cycle of breaths three more times, totaling four breathes.