Best breathing technique for panic attacks

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One of the world's most respected Yoga Teachers, and my mentor, Max Strom recommends a fantastic breathing exercise to help with panic attacks. It is called the 4, 7, 8 breath. Also recommended by Dr Andrew Weil, this breath has the added bonus of helping you to fall asleep when you're suffering from insomnia.

What You'll Need

  • A quiet space where you can sit and breathe.

What You'll Do

  • Inhale for a count of 4
  • Hold the breath in for a count of 7
  • Exhale for a count of 8
  • Repeat this cycle about 4 times

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to know more, I highly recommend Max's books "A Life Worth Breathing" and "There is no App for Happiness".
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