Redwood Performance Group

We all have moments when we feel overwhelmed, which results in anxiety and sometimes outright panic. There’s a simple solution that can get fast results—RESONANT BREATHING. It works, and it’s so simple: “Take five breaths per minute, and keep it going as long as needed. This means each inhale will last six seconds, and each exhale six seconds. Make sure your breaths are gentle because the goal here is to balance your sympathetic nervous system—the one responsible for your ‘fight or flight’ response—with your parasympathetic nervous system, which slows your heart rate down, among other things. It is also recommended that you don’t count aloud or use a visual cue (a blinking light, etc.) to keep track of your seconds, as it could be a little too exciting for your sympathetic system.”