Breathwork: Tips and Hacks

Trey Ditto
2 min readMar 17, 2023

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Breathwork has been shown to have a range of neurological benefits, including:

  1. Reducing stress and anxiety: When we experience stress or anxiety, the amygdala (the brain’s fear center) becomes activated. Breathwork can help reduce activity in the amygdala, leading to reduced feelings of stress and anxiety.
  2. Increasing oxygenation of the brain: Certain breathing techniques can increase oxygen uptake and delivery to the brain, improving cognitive function, focus, and mental clarity.
  3. Promoting neuroplasticity: Regular breathwork can promote the growth of new neural connections in the brain, improving overall brain function and plasticity.

Here are three examples of breathwork techniques that can be used throughout the day:

  1. 4–7–8 breath: Inhale through the nose for a count of 4, hold the breath for a count of 7, and exhale through the mouth for a count of 8. Repeat for several cycles.
  2. Breath counting: Close your eyes and count each inhale and exhale, up to a count of 10. If you lose count, start again from 1. Repeat for several minutes.
  3. Equal breathing: Inhale through the nose for a count of 4, and exhale through the nose for a count of 4. Repeat for several minutes.

These techniques can be done at any time of day and can be particularly helpful during stressful situations or when you need to improve your focus and concentration. By incorporating regular breathwork into your daily routine, you can experience the neurological benefits and improve your overall well-being.

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Trey Ditto

CEO of Ditto PR, A Fast Moving PR Firm the combines Strategy + Results AI / Web3 / Fintech / Edtech