Do This! Every Breath We Take

(Based on the essay “Every Breath We Take” posted May 24, 2011.)

For the next 24 hours, notice if you are breathing through your mouth, and if so, try switching to nasal breathing.

Every hour or so, inhale deeply through your nose, and then release a long, slow exhale. Repeat two more times, trying to extend your exhale as long as possible.

Expand on this:

Try this Chinese Qigong breath practice of making an in-and-out breath last one minute:

Inhale slowly for 20 seconds. Pause and retain the breath for 20 seconds. Release the breath in a long, slow exhale lasting 20 seconds. (Do not strain.)

About flyingnotscreaming

My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me. --Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter
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1 Response to Do This! Every Breath We Take

  1. Mary Hirsch says:

    Melissa, I am Doing This. However, how does one do nasal breathing and talk (which I like to do) at the same time. Or, can you?

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