Belly Breathing

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation *excerpt from the CCPS Wellness Newsletter

Belly+Breathing

C. VanHook

Nurse Koutsoheras

Try this basic exercise anytime you need to relax or relieve stress!

Step One: Sit or lie flat in a comfortable position.

Step Two: Put one hand on your belly just below your ribs and the other hand on your chest.

Step Three: Take a deep breath in through your nose, and let your belly push your hand out. Your chest should not move.

Step Four: Breathe out through pursed lips as if you were whistling. Feel the hand on your belly go in, and use it to push all the air out.

Step Five: Do this breathing 3 to 10 times.

Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.