Instructions

  • Sit in a chair with your shoulders relaxed against the back of the chair (or upright in bed if unable to get to a chair)
  • Breathe out slowly and gently, through your mouth for as long as comfortable.
  • Breathe in slowly through your nose (for a shorter period of time), letting the air in deeply, towards your lower belly.
  • Continue for about 2-3 minutes, repeat as often as required.

You can change the counts of the in and out breaths to suit you – just makes sure the out breath is longer than the in breath!

Think of a bath – we always empty the bath before we fill the water up again. This is the same as the lungs. Empty the lungs and you get a better breath in.