4-7-8 BREATHING TECHNIQUE
A visual guide to a simple and easy breathing technique sometimes known as the "relaxing breath" to help with anxiety, restlessness and to aid with sleep.
STEP BY STEP Sit in a comfortable position - you can prop a pillow on the wall and lean against it, or lie on your back.
Exhale all the stale breath out. Now you can begin. Inhale for 4 counts. Hold your breath for 7 counts. Exhale for slow 8 counts. Hold at the bottom of your exhale for slow 4 counts. Repeat 4x in one sitting. HOW DOES IT WORK? Retaining and holding the breath helps the body to replenish it's oxygen and allows your mind and body to focus on the breathing cycles rather than placing attention on frazzled thoughts and worries. Enjoy x