Deep slow diaphragmatic breathing2019-02-06T17:44:40+00:00

Project Description

Deep slow diaphragmatic breathing

Slow your breathing down and concentrate on filling your belly. This instructs your mind that all is well, and mobilises via hormones and neurotransmitters, your normalisation or relaxation mode.

Find a comfortable position, close your eyes (if you can) and with a hand on your belly breath in slowing counting to 5 then hold for about 2 and breath out for 7 and keep repeating until you feel calm. Feel the rise and fall of your tummy.

When practicing deep breathing, focus on a calmer state of mind as you distract yourself from overwhelming thoughts and sensations.

Sit in a quiet area and practice the following: Take a slow, deep breath through your nose, allowing both your stomach and chest to rise. Once your stomach is fully expanded, breathe out through your mouth, just as slowly as when you were breathing in.

Quick Test

The following questions are designed to test your mastery of the material you just studied. Answer these question to best of your abilities. If you don’t completely recall the answer you should go back and review the steps.

  • How should your breathing be? Why is this useful?

  • What kind of position should you choose to be in? How should you regulate your breath to reach calmness?

  • What kinds of mental images should you focus on when relaxing?

  • What is the sequence of the breath in terms of your body (mouth/nose)?