Session 6: Advanced slow breathing

Many people tend to take larger breaths when they slow down their breathing, which means they may actually ‘over-breathe’. This session will help you reduce the volume of air you take in.

  1. Sit down and practise your slow breathing(using your stomach and your nose).
  2. Try to breathe in less than you normally would. You can place your hand on your stomach. You should be able to feel that your stomach goes out less.
  3. Go back to your normal breathing as soon as you start to feel uncomfortable.

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You will probably find that you’re not able to breathe like this for very long, at first. You shouldn’t have to gasp for air afterwards. You’ll be able to do it for longer with practise.