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Relaxation Breathing Exercise

Meditation, Breathing, Relaxation

Try this relaxation breathing technique to lower stress levels, build a stronger immunity, detoxify, increase energy levels and improve your sleep!

The benefits inclucde:

This breathing exercise has both long and short term benefits:

  • Lowering stress levels
  • Decreasing cortisol production
  • Strengthening your immune system
  • Rebalances the skin’s sebum production
  • Reduced skin flare ups
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Improving sleep

Step 1:

Sit, stand, or lay in a comfortable postion, so you can relax your shoulders, your forehead muscles and your eyes.

Step 2:

Taking a deep breath in, imagine that your tummy is a balloon you are trying to fill with air, slowly fill your tummy to a count of 4 and let your abdomen (tummy) rise.   Hold your filled balloon like tummy for a count of 1.

Step 3:

Now slowly start to exhale all the air out of your balloon to a count of 6.

Repeat this breath cycle for 5 minutes to feel deeply relaxed.


  • You might like to keep your hands on your tummy as you do this exercise so you can really feel the rise and fall of your tummy – this will help you stay focussed and connected to your breath. 
  • Try and keep your chest as still as possible to allow the air to fully inflate and deflate your abdomen.

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