Deep Breathing

Deep Breathing

Concentrate on your breathing. Deep breathing allows the rest of our body to relax itself. It is a great way to relax the body and get everything into balance.

  • Sit or lay on your back with your eyes closed. You may also want to place the palm of your hands over your ears to block out noise distractions. Allow your elbows to relax on a table or desk.
  • Begin to inhale slowly through your nose if possible. Fill the lower part of your chest first, then the middle and top part of your chest and lungs. Be sure to do this slowly, over 8 to 10 seconds.
  • Hold your breath for a second or two.
  • Then quietly and easily relax and let the air out.
  • Wait a few seconds and repeat this cycle.
  • If you find yourself getting dizzy, then you are overdoing it. Slow down.
  • You can also imagine yourself in a peaceful situation such as on a warm, gentle ocean. Imagine that you rise on the gentle swells of the water as you inhale and sink down into the waves as you exhale.
  • You can continue this breathing technique for as long as you like.
  • Action: locate a spot away from other avatars and practice deep breathing.