Using Breath as a Relaxation Exercise
Using Breath to Calm our Bodies and Minds
Breathe with us for a minute.
- Aim to gently inhale through your nose. This helps filter and warm the air. That nasal filtration is extra important right now with Covid-19 and RSV in our community.
- Pause before you exhale, giving you a moment to allow for gas exchange: more oxygen gets into your blood, and more Carbon dioxide can leave the blood.
- Slowly exhale out of your nose, or through pursed lips to control the flow. A longer exhale that fully empties the lungs allows us to clear out any stale air or unneeded toxins. Think of it like emptying the waste basket!