Breathing Exercises

Here you‘ll find detailed instructions about each of Breath Balls breathing exercises.

The cardiac coherence breathing exercise uses a five-second inhale and five seconds exhale breathing pattern. It is commonly used at rehab to relief stress and anxiety.

Breathing pattern: 5:0:5:0

Slow paced breathing uses a four seconds inhale and six seconds exhale breathing pattern. It is commonly used in clinical environments as a complementary treatment against high blood pressure.

Breathing pattern: 4:0:6:0

This breathing technique is recommended by the COPD Foundation to relieve the symptoms of COPD. Because it improves the lung function, it is also often recommended to asthma patients.
Breathing pattern: variable from 2:0:4:0 to 3:0:9:0

With Dr. Andrew Weil’s famous 4:7:8 breathing technique, you inhale for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, and slowly exhale for 8 seconds. It‘s frequently used to get calm to fall asleep.

Breathing pattern: 4:7:8:0

Having difficulties?

The goal of these breathing exercises is to slow down, relax, and let go. If you experience any difficulties or if it feels unnatural, please read these two articles:

  1. How stress happens and what you can do about it
  2. How to properly breathe to get calm

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Is your favorite breathing exercise missing? Please let us know!

Meanwhile, you can create your own breathing exercises. Breath Ball makes this incredibly easy. This tutorial shows you how.

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