Many breathing techniques, per specific physical and mental conditions of 4-7-8, are very effective on overall well-being. Why is that? It decreases anxiety, helps you to sleep better, and controls food cravings and emotional responses. The 4-7-8 breathing technique enables more air toward your belly since the diaphragm expands during this exercise, inhaling more oxygen.
The efficiency of belly breathing is that it pulls the lungs down, creating pressure inside the chest to produce more carbon dioxide and toxic elements. This breathing method benefits one by reducing stress level hormones, lesser pain, stress, and anxiety, improved coping strategies in both physical pain and mental distress, better sleep, attention and focus, and many more. This video by Dr. Weil demonstrates a powerful relaxation technique that can be practiced daily to bring overall calmness.