This Gif Will Help You Breathe Correctly

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Cruising Reddit is rarely a productive use of one’s time. But this morning, my procrastination finally paid off.

This gif (source) is invaluable for students who need help with their breath. When you get into this rhythm, it’s simple:

1. Place a hand on your belly.

2. On the green, breathe out firmly and purposefully, feeling your belly naturally draw in towards your spine. This should feel active and strong, not automatic.

3. On the blue, allow the belly to – without thinking – withdraw back outwards into your hand, creating a little ‘pregnant belly’. This should feel relaxed and automatic, not forced.

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