4 - 7 - 8 Count Breathwork Practice
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Do you ever struggle with anxiety?
Do you ever feel that your mind is on a hamster wheel or has gone down a rabbit hole with no end in sight?
Do you ever experience your heart racing, breath quickening, and feel on the brink of panic?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you are not alone!
I recorded this guided breathwork practice just for you!!
This specific practice - the 4-7-8 Count Breath - can be a very beneficial tool to help regulate your nervous system, specifically because you are lengthen your exhale longer than your inhale. When you allow your exhale to be longer than your inhale, you're communicating to your parasympathetic nervous system that it is safe to relax (even just 5% more).
A few notes about this practice:
For this 4-7-8 count breath, you are invited to inhale smoothly through your nose for a count of 4, followed by a gentle retention of your inhalation for a count of 7, and then a deep exhalation through your mouth for a count of 8.
If the pace I offer is too long or too short, feel free to find a rhythm that feels more comfortable for you.
The gentle retention at the top of your inhale is meant to be a soft pause, rather than a hold of your breath, where you create tension in your body.
May this 10-minute guided breathwork practice serve you on your healing journey.