Whiskey Breathing

Whiskey Breathing Exercises

  • When:  Usually at night, it is Down-Regulating.  So it is great after meals, in the evening and most commonly, right before bed.  

  • How: Seated or lying down.  Never while driving or doing anything standing or active. (It’s common to fall asleep while using Whiskey Breath, so should be used with care and only when appropriate).

  •  How: Through nose only or nose to mouth.

  • How: Diaphragmatic Breathing

  • <4 breaths per minute so it triggers a strong parasympathetic response (reduces heart rate, reduces activity in skeletal muscles, improves digestion).  

  • Can be used (with care) to reduce intense stress or anxiety.

Whiskey Breathing Techniques


2 X Breath (which we already learned)

Box Breathing – Inhale 4, hold in for 4, exhale 4, hold out for 4, repeat.  See video below for guidance.

Triangle Breathing – Inhale 4, hold in for 4, exhale 4, repeat.  See video below for guidance.