4-7-8 Breathing Technique Demonstration

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The technique is called 4-7-8 Breathing, and it has 5 easy steps.

  1. Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth, right behind your front teeth.
  2. Breathe in through your nose for a count of 4.
  3. Hold your breath for a count of 7.
  4. Release your breath from your mouth with a whooshing sound for a count of 8.
  5. Breathe in again for a count of 4, repeating the entire technique 3-4 times in a row, then resume normal breathing and activity.