Oxygen – Essential Foundation of Health

By Dr. Jen O’Sullivan

Practice deep breathing, also called breathwork, to enhance your overall health. Focus on using your diaphragm. Place your hands over your belly just below your ribcage and above your belly button. Breathe deeply in and out so that your upper belly rises and falls. Here are some helpful methods to choose from:

  • Relaxing (4-7-8): Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and out for 8 seconds.
  • Grounding: Breathe in through your nose, and out audibly through your mouth.
  • Mindful: Reverse count by breathing out on count 1 and in on 2 for three minutes.
  • Sponge: Breathe out as much air as you can by expelling all oxygen. Squeeze your lungs like wringing out a sponge, then  take a deep and full breath in.