There are numerous benefits to practicing proper breathing techniques including having positive effects on brain health:
Follow this guide or one recommended to you by your healthcare professional.
If available, use a relaxing aromatherapy scent like lemon, lavender, jasmine, cinnamon, or peppermint prior to beginning the exercise.
If needed to encourage calmness, turn the lights down low while maintaining enough light for safety.
Choose a comfortable but sturdy chair that has a flat seat.
Choose a different scenario each day for an added cognitive stimulation!
…Imagine you are blowing bubbles with gum. What flavor is the bubble gum?
…Imagine you are blowing out candles on a birthday cake from your past. How many candles are there? Who is celebrating with you?
…Imagine you are making a wish as you blow on a dandelion. What did you wish for?
…Imagine you are a child blowing bubbles on the playground. How many bubbles do you see?
…Imagine you are playing an instrument in a marching band or orchestra. Which instrument are you playing?
…Imagine you are blowing into a conch shell. Which beach are you on?
…Imagine you are blowing kisses to someone you love. Who is it?
…Imagine you are blowing bubbles underwater. What temperature is the water?
…Imagine you are blowing on a harmonica. What song are you playing?
…Imagine you are blowing new-fallen snow. How cold are you?
…Imagine you are blowing into a straw. What does the drink taste like?
…Imagine you are blowing spilled salt off a table? What does your meal taste like?
…Imagine you are blowing into the cold air to see your breath. Where are you?
…Imagine you are blowing up balloons for a party. What are you celebrating?