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Calm Your Nerves With 7:11 Breathing

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Hilary Heart & The Therapy Bubble
This simple breathing practice is ancient, our ancestors discovered that the key to calming the mind and body is longer exhalations. Neuroscience later discovered that when your exhale is longer than your inhale, the vagus nerve (running from the neck down through the diaphragm) sends a signal to your brain to turn up your parasympathetic nervous system and turn down your sympathetic nervous system. In other words when your exhalations are longer than your inhalations you move the nervous system into a calm state rather than a state which is ready to react to any perceived threat. Awesome!