Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

A Gift For Yourself

Sigh gently out your mouth. Relax your shoulders and chest. Then inhale until you feel your belly come forward. And repeat.

Excellent! You just breathed into your belly like a newborn baby. (And if you’re anything like me, you almost threw out your back.)

Most of us are guilty of shallow chest breathing. Although the chest boldly rises, this method actually draws little breath into the lungs. Forcing us to take lots of tiny and inefficient mouse breaths.

No good. Why do many when few can do the trick?

So start belly breathing.

To get the hang of this as a seasoned chest breather, you need to practice. I suggest you notice and correct your breath at the top of each hour, at 09:00, 10:00, and so on. That way you’ll get plenty of reps.

Breathe out, not in.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach