Breathing is very important and essential and we breathe every moment of every day. We focus on our breathing during mediation and yoga. Breathing helps with our decision making especially with life dependence. There is science behind breathing with how it helps the autonomic nervous system. There are various breathing exercises everyone in any situation can use.
Two Versions of Breathing Exercises
- Breathe in for 4, hold for 4, out for 4
- Breathe in for 4, hold for 7, out for 8
As I am working on my independence and overcoming my fears and working on my stress, I use the breathing technique 4-4-4. I also use guided meditation as well as talking to somebody when possible. This helps because I am a verbal thinker.