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HumanOps - Breathing Exercise

HumanOps - Breathing Exercise

After completing this exercise you should feel increasingly calm and alert, use it when you need a moment to decompress and take a break.


Hannah Foxwell

June 28, 2017

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  1. Breathing Exercise Get comfortable Sit in a cross-legged posture, or

    whatever posture is most comfortable for you. Make sure you are in a position to expand your lungs completely without feeling any constriction. Breathing Imagine you’re blowing up a balloon. Inhale through the nose or mouth and exhale through the mouth in short but powerful bursts. Keep a steady pace and use your abdomen fully. Close your eyes and do this roughly 20-30 times. You might experience light-headedness, tingling sensations in the body. Holding, retention after exhalation After the 30 rapid successions of breath cycles, draw in your breath in once more and fill your lungs to maximum capacity without using any force. Then breathe out and hold for as long as you can without force. Hold the breath until you experience the gasp reflex. Recovery Breath Inhale to full capacity. Feel your chest expanding. When you are at full capacity, hold the breath for around 10 seconds and this will be round one. The breathing exercise should be repeated for 3 rounds. After having completed the breathing exercise take your time to enjoy the feeling afterward. You will feel increasingly calm, and alert.