Belly Breathing

  1. Gently place your hand on your stomach.

  2. Inhale slowly through your nose for 4 seconds.  As you breathe in, pretend you are blowing up a balloon in your belly. Your belly should fill up like a balloon as you inhale. Feel your belly rise against your hand.

  3. Hold your breath for one second.

  4. Slowly exhale through your mouth for 4 seconds. Pretend that you are emptying all the air out of the balloon, so your belly will deflate. Feel your hand fall as you exhale.

  5. Repeat.

Good Times 

  • When you are managing a strong feeling (nervous, frustrated, angry, etc.)

  • When you need to slow down

Helps to:

  • Settle the mind and body

  • Restore a sense of calmness

  • Slow down