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What breathing exercises can I do to relax?

Centennial Therapists Apr 17, 2014

From Brittany: "One example is the abdominal breathing exercise which is done with one hand on chest, and the other on the belly.  Take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring that the diaphragm inflates with air. The goal is 6-10 deep, slow breaths per minute for 10 minutes each day.

From Deanna:  There is a 'yin' breath to be done in the evening which involves taking a deep breath in, holding it as long as you can, and then letting it out slowly. The companion is 'yang' breath to be done in the morning or thorughout the day until 6pm. In 'yang' breathing, a person takes a deep breath in and then exhales as long and fully as possible. Finally, there's an app for that and I like to recommend called Breathe2Relax.

From Robyn: I like Judith Kravitz Transformational Breathing. It's a hard habit to get started and keep, but it really works in healing your body. Breath of life.

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