HOW TO BREATHE?
With proper breathing you can influence your heartbeats and your autonomic nervous system.
If you excercise with slow abtominal breathing, you activate and strengthen your recovery nerve.
As you inhale, your heart beats faster and as you exhale, your heart slows down. It can be an advantage if the exhalation is slightly longer than the inhalation.
When we are under stress, we tend to breathe shallowly over our chest. Then, the inhaled air is not completely exhaled. The non-exhaled part quickly arrives in our blood stream and makes the blood sour. The pH value of the blood drops. Besides other effects low pH values can trigger kidney and heart diseases.
Tips for proper breathing:
Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.
Take a relaxed position - lying or sitting (preferred).
At the beginning, the (very) slow breathing rate can lead to breathlessness. This gets better with time and practice. You can change the breathing rate in HeartBreath settings.
Counting the breaths can be relaxing for some people.
Try to close your eyes while recording and control your breathing by following the pacing sounds.
While recording, prefer abdominal breathing instead of chest breathing.