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  • Dr. Jill Kenney, Naturopathic Medicine, Fairfield, CT

4-7-8 Breathing

Relax your nervous system

Are you living in a sympathetic state of fight or flight or a parasympathetic state of rest and digest?

Simply doing 4-7-8 breathing will help your body to move into a parasympathetic state of rest and digest. Living in a parasympathetic state will allow your body to heal.

1. Find a comfortable place to sit.

2. Place your tongue against the roof of your mouth or against the back of your front teeth.

3. Take a deep breath in and out.

4. Close your lips and inhale through your nose for 4 counts (one-one-thousand, etc.).

5. Then, hold your breath for seven counts.

6. Exhale through your mouth for 8 counts.

7. Repeat for 3 more cycles or 7 more cycles.

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Take care, Dr. Kenney

PS: I will be giving an in-person talk this September! Details coming soon!!

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