Intentional, slow, diaphragmatic breathing is a practice that you can do anywhere and anytime. It is the fastest acting anxiolytic, better than any medication and a lot healthier. The most researched and the most evidence-based form of diaphragmatic breathing is known as respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA). The practice is best learned from an experienced biofeedback clinician. You can get a sense of it by sitting or standing upright, relaxing your abdomen, allowing the diaphragm to work naturally, and make your exhalations almost twice as long as your inhalations. With practice, this can become a part of a mindfulness practice.
Video: Healthy Breathing Method
February 17, 2015 at 9:00 am
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