Finger Breathing

Trace around the thumb and fingers of your outstretched hand. From base of thumb to tip, inhale; from the tip of your thumb to the base on the other side, exhale. Repeat around the whole hand.

7/11 Breathing

Inhale for a count of 7 and then exhale for a count of 11. The longer exhale will cause a parasympathetic response, which calms and relaxes the muscles in your body.

BELLY BReathing

The belly rises on the inhale and lowers on the exhale. This allows effective use of oxygen as it reaches the lower parts of the lungs. Place a hand on your belly and feel the movement.


Imagine moving around a square. Inhale from first corner to next for a count of 4; hold your breath to the bottom corner for 4; exhale to the next corner for 4; and hold breath for 4 to last corner. Now repeat.

Breathing Exercises