Join Scott Shute for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparation for deep breathing, part of Mindful Meditations for Work and Life.
- [Instructor] In the following exercise, we'll learn a simple deep breathing exercise called four, seven, eight. This is an excellent technique for falling asleep, and it's also great for reducing anxiety. It takes less that two minutes, and when practiced twice a day, can have impressive health benefits over time. Some benefits of this deep breathing technique over time include releasing of tension, relaxing of the mind and body, strengthening of our immune system. It also helps improve the quality of our blood and improves our digestive systems, and it even elevates our moods. Very simply, we're going to breathe in for a count of four, we're going to hold our breath for a count of seven, and exhale for a count of eight. We'll repeat for a total of four cycles. I'll walk you through it.
- Adapting your posture and body language
- Breathing exercises
- Arrival practice
- Body scanning
- Loving kindness
- Sound-based exercise
- Keeping your meditation practice going
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Laying the Groundwork for Success with Meditation
2. Three Breaths
Three breaths practice1m 55s
Arrival practice4m 38s
4. Counting Breaths
5. Deep Breathing
7. Body Scan
Body scan practice14m 26s
9. Sound-Based Exercise: Singing Hu
10. Making It Stick
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