Reduce Your Stress: 4-7-8 Breath - Pranayama Tutorial and Guidance
Listen to the above audio for a 4-7-8 Breath Tutorial and guidance. We do two sets with 5 rounds each after a practice round.
Make a whooshing sound to exhale all air out of the mouth. Then we’ll breathe in for 4 through nostrils with the mouth closed, hold the breath in for a count of 7, then exhaling out of the mouth, a whooshing sound again for a count of 8.
If it seems too long of an exhale, purse your lips to make it a little easier. This helps the exhale to last.
4-7-8 Breath is not just a wonderful tool in the world of yogis. The medical world hales this form of pranayama for its ability to help people sleep and reduce stress. Holding in the breath means more oxygen to all the organs and lungs.
After a stressful event, after you need rebalance the body from the effects of stress, this breath is perfect.
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