A breathing exercise to calm your heart

Inhale as you count to 3.

Hold your breath as you count to 6.

Exhale slowly as you count to 9.

If this is pleasant, try doing at least 5 cycles. Breathe as slowly as you like. Exhaling activates the “brakes” of your nervous system and reduces stress in the body.

Watch this video for another example (in German).

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