Breathing Exercises

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

Remember to consult your health care professional before using any of these breathing exercises!

Relieve stress through slow paced breathing

Slow paced breathing is used to cope with stress situations. It is a quick-fix that can be done in any situation. If you’re looking for a more lasting effect, have a look at the Cardiac Coherence breathing exercise.

Breathing pattern: 4:0:6:0

Deep relaxation through heart coherence

Practice the heart coherence breathing exercise for a few minutes each day and it can lead into a meditative trance that’s best described as deep relaxation. The effect is similar to slow paced breathing, just much stronger and longer lasting, but it also requires dedication to master.

Breathing pattern: 5:0:5:0

Catch a breath

If you’re running out of breath, the breathing technique recommended by the US-american COPD Foundation can help to catch a breath.

Breathing pattern: variable from 2:0:4:0 to 3:0:9:0

A breathing exercise to sleep better

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

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