Can putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth and then breathing actually be beneficial in a major way? Yes! While it may seem odd, there is definite benefit to this simple exercise.
First close your mouth, and begin to breath in through your nose. Breath in for a 4 count. Now hold your breath for a 7 count. Finally blow out the air forcefully for and 8 count.
Make a “whoosh” sound while breathing out. Now repeat this for 4 sets.
If you can’t get to sleep at night, then breathing techniques like this one can work awesome. Started by Dr. Andrew Weil, he calls this a “natural tranquilliser for the nervous system.” It helps reduce tension and promotes the body to relax.
You start by touching the tip of your tongue to the roof of mouth. Hold it there the whole time and breath out completely, basically trying to empty your lungs.
Here’s what Dr. Weil says:
“After two months, three months of regular practice, there are very significant changes that happen with the physiology. This lowers heart rate, it lowers blood pressure, improves digestion.”
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