Let’s try it. You can do this laying down or sitting up.
Place your right hand on your heart and your left hand on your belly.
Your right hand should remain still, your left hand should rise and fall with the breath as we practice.
Close your eyes.
So we’ll inhale to the count of 4, and exhale the count of 8. This will greatly increase the relaxation response. Your job is to control the exhale so you can slowly let the breath out without running out of air. You can use the video below for guidance.