Breathing technique for quick relaxation/sleep

Below is a very simple but elegant breathing exercise shared by Dr. Weil.

I thought I’d share the video and then repost some additional links on sleeping and insomnia and how to reframe possible problems in that domain.

The method, pioneered by Harvard-trained Dr Andrew Weill, is described as a ‘natural tranquilizer for the nervous system’ helping to quickly reduce tension and allowing the body to relax.
4-7-8 breathing technique can help you nod off in just a minute

The claim that it can make you nod off in just a minute is a bit excessive though I’m sure that for some folks it might do that. It’s more realistically a way to generally calm down the nervous system. Whether you want to go to sleep or simply quickly relax yourself in a stressful situation.

More to help with sleep issues:

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