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April 20, 2020

Breathe Deep Through the Abdomen

As someone who recently spent a week stuck in bed with shortness of breath, I now fully appreciate the simple act of breathing. That’s why I love this 5-minute guided belly-breathing relaxation from “Mindful” so much. It really accentuates my breathing – and immediately produces a nice calming effect. It’s an example of “diaphragmatic breathing,” a technique explained in this article.

I was turned onto this relaxation video by Lynn Teo, who has a Sunday evening class from 7:30-8:45 pm eastern that my wife & I have been thoroughly enjoying the past month. The Zoom class is a mix of guided meditation, light yoga, Qigong and energy healing. You don’t know how to do any of these things in advance – it’s easy to follow. Falling asleep on Sundays is no problem after this class. Try it out!