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Newsletter Video, August 2023


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Disclaimer - the exercises here are for educational purposes only, and before you try any of them, consult with your therapist or doctor.

Basic Breathwork - Three Exercises to Improve Your Health

Exercise 1: Deep Breathing (perform this exercise 5 times)

  1. Find a comfortable seated position.
  2. Close your eyes and place your hands on your abdomen.
  3. Inhale deeply through your nose, filling your belly with air.
  4. Exhale slowly through your mouth, releasing any tension.
  5. Focus on each breath, allowing it to nourish your body and calm your mind.

Exercise 2: Box Breathing (perform this exercise 5 times)

  1. Take a comfortable seated position.
  2. Inhale slowly through your nose, counting to four.
  3. Hold your breath for a count of four.
  4. Exhale gently through your mouth, counting to four.
  5. Hold your breath for a count of four.
  6. Allow each breath to flow smoothly, promoting calmness and grounding.

Exercise 3: Lion's Breath (perform this exercise 3 times)

  1. Sit comfortably and relax your face.
  2. Take a deep breath in through your nose.
  3. Exhale forcefully through your mouth, opening your eyes wide.
  4. Stick out your tongue and create a powerful 'ha' sound.
  5. Take a 20-second break.
  6. Experience the release of tension and feel uplifted.
  7. Remember to practice these breathwork exercises regularly for enhanced well-being.

The information in this video is intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.

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