Many breathing techniques cater to specific physical and mental conditions, and the 4-7-8 breathing method is particularly effective for overall well-being. How so? It reduces anxiety, improves sleep quality, and helps control food cravings and emotional responses. The 4-7-8 technique directs more air toward your belly, allowing for increased oxygen intake.
In a YouTube video, Dr. Weil demonstrates the 4-7-8 breathing method, showcasing a powerful relaxation technique that can be practiced daily to achieve overall calmness.
The benefits of the 4-7-8 method include reduced stress hormone levels, decreased pain, lower stress and anxiety, improved coping strategies for both physical and mental distress, better sleep quality, and enhanced attention and focus.