Morning Health – Slow Breathing

Make your day go better by doing these healthy breathing preps before you get out of bed.

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Image courtesy of Paul Arthur

Lie flat on your back with your legs uncrossed and hands at your sides

Focus on a point out in front of you, on the ceiling if possible

Take a deep breath, fully expanding your belly and keeping your shoulders from tensing upwards

Purse your lips like a fish and let out your breath with an “sss” sound directed towards the point in front of you, like it’s coming from a slow leaky┬átire. Try to keep the breath from bursting out of you all at once.

Repeat above 3-5 times

Take a deep breath and as you let it out, make a VERY GENTLE “mmm” sound as though you’re tasting something delicious, then spin the sound up and down as long as your breath lasts

Do the entire breathing activity 3-5 times (or more) before you get up and enjoy your day!

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • marisa October 13, 2011, 8:06 am

    I Will surely try this

    • Joy October 13, 2011, 5:06 pm

      Marisa,

      Good work! Tell me how it goes. Is it hard or easy to do this every morning?

      Joy

    • Joy October 14, 2011, 11:35 am

      Yay! Keep going!

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