Couldn’t we all use some time each day to stop and ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜᴇ? Controlled breathing exercises can help keep your mind and body in shape, by helping to lower blood pressure, promote feelings of calm and relaxation, and relieve stress. Most BioCharger sessions last for approximately 10-15 minutes which is just enough time to tune out and focus inward. Here are some controlled breathing exercises to try during your next charge.
1. Sᴀᴍᴀ Vʀɪᴛᴛɪ ᴏʀ “ᴇǫᴜᴀʟ ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜɪɴɢ”
Begin by sitting or lying down in a comfortable position. Your eyes can be open or closed. Inhale for 4 counts, and then exhale for 4 counts. All inhalations and exhalations should be made through your nose, which adds a slight, natural resistance to your breath. Once you get these basics down, try 6–8 counts per breath.
2. Aʙᴅᴏᴍɪɴᴀʟ ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜɪɴɢ
Place one hand on your chest and the other on your belly. Take a deep breath in through your nose, allowing diaphragm (not your chest) to inflate with enough air to create a slight stretching sensation in your lungs. Slowly exhale.
3. 4-7-8 Bʀᴇᴀᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴏʀ “ʀᴇʟᴀxɪɴɢ ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜ”
Begin by sitting or lying down in a comfortable position. Your eyes can be open or closed. Press the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth, slightly open your mouth, and exhale until you reach the bottom of your breath. Close your mouth and quietly inhale through your nose for 4 counts. Then hold your breath for 7 counts. Finally, exhale very slowly so that it takes a total of 8 counts to return to the bottom of your breath. Repeat for 4 full breaths, and work your way up to 8 breaths over time.