I LOVE this breath.
It's call the 8, 4, 8, 4 breath. It's really simple with just a little counting involved. The counting will actually keep you out of your head and allow your thoughts to rest for a little while.
It is from the Qigong tradition. (A reminder: Qigong is the mother of Tai Chi.)
It is a go-to breath for me when I need to release tension, find my center and experience those feel-good hormones: oxytocin and serotonin.
You simply breath in through your nose taking a slow, even 8 count,
Suspend the breath for 4 counts. I don't say the word "hold" because then we have a tendency to tighten up and constrict our throat and tense up our bodies.
Exhale for a slow, even count of 8.
Again, suspend the breath for a count of 4.
Do it as long as you wish.
Repeat until you feel complete.
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