3 Categories of Breathing Exercises

Water, Whiskey & Coffee

Think of your breathing as either water, whiskey or coffee. 

Water breath is balancing, always a good choice, day or night; and it can be used freely without a worry. 

Whiskey breath is down-regulating, relieves stress, and can help put you to sleep. 

Coffee breath is up-regulating, wakes you up, and prepares your body for activity and exercise. 

Your breathing pattern is defined primarily by your rate of breathing, meaning how fast or how slowly you breathe. As you’re reading this now, you’re probably breathing about 8-15 per minute. This slightly-elevated breathing pattern is the “normal” in today’s busy world. You can affect your breath and your nervous system response in a matter of minutes simply by changing your breathing rate.