Coherent Breathing: 5 Breaths Per MinuteNov 18, 2020
This is a 10-minute, guided, coherent breath session. Your breath will be guided in 12-second cycles, meaning 6 seconds for your inhale and 6 seconds for your exhale, for a total of 5 breaths per minute.
Things to remember:
1. Breathe in and out through your nose (nasal breathing)
2. Breathe slowly and evenly across the full 6-second inhale & 6-second exhale
3. Initiate each breath by activating your diaphragm (diaphragmatic breathing)
4. Keep your breath quiet (the breath you hear in the video is merely to help you keep a rhythm)
Some of the potential benefits of creating a slow and even breath are:
- balanced autonomic nervous system
- reduced sympathetic response (stress response)
- increased parasympathetic response (relaxation response)
- improved vagal tone
- improved heart rate variability
- less stress
- less anxiety
- increased sense of inner calm
- increased sense of overall well-being
- vasodilation (which means decreased blood pressure)
- greater oxygenation of muscles, tissues and organs
- better quality sleep
- better quality digestion
If you need more of an explanation, please click here.
If you would like to try breathing at 6 breaths per minute instead, please click here.
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