I’ve been working on breath control to improve my health, particularly for my heart. I found this nice summary of breathing exercises.

And then I found this funny, yet very informative video about calming through self massage, “Don’t massage carotid artery”

And I found this helpful quick lesson in breathing at


Relearn How To Breathe

Do this exercise five times a day and you’ll start thinking and performing better in no time:

1. Inhale deeply

2. Exhale with a short burst (as if blowing out a candle). This helps activate your diaphragm, which most people don’t use.

3. Exhale with a long, slow finish to empty the lungs. Breathlessness comes from not expelling enough CO2.

4. Inhale, filling your lungs from the bottom to the top, instead of taking short sips. Most use a third of their lung capacity.

5. Hold for a moment to allow oxygen to saturate the cells.

6. Exhale slowly and completely.

7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for five minutes.

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