Changing your breath to help you sleep

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Unless you have practiced yoga (pranayama) breathing techniques or a form of meditation, then this might be a new, enlightening technique for you to bring into your daily/night-time practice. It is so important to breath from the stomach, as it will help send more oxygen throughout your body and organs, allowing the body to relax, creating a more calm and restful nights sleep, with practice. Breathing is a good focus and evening practice that will also retrain your body to breathe in a different way, becoming an unconscious behaviour, if you do it on a regular basis.

What You'll Need

  • Practise

What You'll Do

  • Place both hands on the tummy, push your tummy out when breathing in, like you have a balloon in your tummy. taking it up to the chest, letting the breathe out through the mouth, softly (not a real deep out breathe) each time you take a breath in, count up to 3 or 4 as a start and the same as you breath out.
  • You might only start on 2 counts, thats fine but try and bring your count up by 1 each evening and before you know if you will be doubling your counts after a week. the aim is to get up to a count of 8 but this can take a while with some focus and practice.
  • You want to try and do 10 deep breathes every night once you get into bed and you can add to this once your have a nice routine going. When you start this breathing ritual, you might feel a bit light headed, which is totally normal, it is just sending more oxygen around your body and to your brain.
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