Pranayama technique- 4.7.8 Breath

Pranayama technique- 4.7.8 Breath
Pranayama technique- 4.7.8 Breath
This technique is generally safe and a great addition to any wellness regimen. It helps to retrain improper breathing techniques that can perpetuate anxiety and panic disorders as well as decrease the effects of acute and chronic pain.

Benefit(s): This technique is generally safe and a great addition to any wellness regimen. It helps to retrain improper breathing techniques that can perpetuate anxiety and panic disorders as well as decrease the effects of acute and chronic pain. This technique is most effective when used twice a day or more when wanting to see long term lasting effects. It is also great for episodes of panic as it brings your mind and body quickly into the present moment.

 

Contraindication(s): If you have a significant history of trauma or abuse, it is advised you discuss with your psychologist or family doctor before beginning this technique.

 

Instructions:

  1. Begin by coming into a comfortable seated position. If sitting in a chair aim to have feet flat, knees bent and back straight. If cross legged, sit as tall as possible with the head in line with the tailbone. You can close the eyes or bring your gaze towards the floor.
  2. Breathe in and exhale fully, deflating the belly and chest as though it were a balloon.
  3. Bring the tongue to the roof of the mouth as you inhale for the count of 4.
  4. Hold for the count of 7.
  5. Bring the tongue to the base of the mouth as you exhale for the count of 8.
  6. Repeat 4 times total.
  7. Repeat morning and evening or as needed throughout the day.

 

*Article written by Mackenzie Kirkham

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