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Can you tell me how to decrease my breathing rate?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Try this

Try deep breathing exercises if you are looking to acutely slow it down.
Deep breathing. Inhale through the nose. Fill lungs (but not to point of discomfort). Hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Moving your arms in a large circular motion can increase the size of the breath.

In brief: Try this

Try deep breathing exercises if you are looking to acutely slow it down.
Deep breathing. Inhale through the nose. Fill lungs (but not to point of discomfort). Hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Moving your arms in a large circular motion can increase the size of the breath.
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