Breathing Techniques

Using breathing techniques can have one of the most immediate calming effects on the body.

They are simple to perform.

Breathing techniques can reduce pain and also your heart rate and blood pressure.

They can be done anywhere so find a quiet spot, or hide in the bathroom and if anyone asks tell them you are doing essential maintenance!

Breathing Techniques

The Simple Six Technique:

  • Can be used anytime.
  • In moments of pain or anxiety simply breath in for a count of 6 & out for a count of 6.
  • Continue for 1 to 2 minutes.

The 4, 6, 8 Technique:

  • This is good to use at night time if you are having trouble sleeping.
  • Breath in for a count of 4.
  • Hold your breath for a count of 6.
  • Breathe out for a count of 8.
  • Continue for 2 minutes.

The Relaxation Response

This is a really focused and simple breathing relaxation video. You will only need to watch it once then be able to achieve the same results anywhere.