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Breathing Patterns

In this video we follow up on the progress you’re making in this course. We will also add 2 more practices to your daily routine. We’ve added a demonstration of the Buzz Breath below and a demonstration of 4/7/8, use this breathing pattern to increase your CO2 tolerance and help calm you down.

Buzz Breathing

Take a deep breath in through your nose and make a humming noise as you slowly exhale. Try to exhale as long as possible. Feel the vibration in your nasal cavity right through to space between your eyes. Momentarily pause at the end of the exhale and take a deep breath in through your nose again deeply into the belly. This type of breathing will increase Nitric Oxide Production up to 15x. Some optional add ons to this exercise is using your index fingers to plug your ears by pushing your cartilage (tragus) toward the ear canal. You can also press your tongue to the roof of your mouth.

4-7-8 Breath Exercise

This is another popular breathing Technique made popular by Dr. Andrew Weil – You can imagine a triangle here with 3 different sides . On the first side you inhale for 4 seconds, then you hold for 7 seconds and finally exhale for 8 seconds. On exhale you can make a whooshing sound as you slowly exhale which may also increase relaxation. Repeat the triangle as many times as necessary.


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