Today’s post will focus on another breathing exercise called “Belly Breathing”. This is another basic, beginner-level exercise that focuses on calming the heart and lowering blood pressure.
Find a comfortable seated or lying position, place one hand on your stomach below the ribcage, and the other on your chest. Breathe in through the nose while directing the breath toward the first hand, toward your diaphragm, over a period of 4-5 seconds. You should feel that hand raise while the hand on your chest stays still. Purse your lips and breath out through the mouth slowly, using the hand on your stomach to gently guide the breath out. Repeat this up to 10 times, or as long as you need to.
As always, let us know in the comments if you have any tips or variations that you practice – we love to hear from you!