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Breathe Easy

July 27, 2020  |  Comments are off

Wearing a mask can be challenging, especially in summer’s heat. The first few questions in this excellent Q&A describe how to breathe more comfortably in a mask—and every area of life.


Here’s how to breathe all the time, not just in a mask:

  • Breathe through the nose only
  • Breathe more slowly, aiming for about six breaths per minute
  • Breathe low, directing air into the lower lungs (not the chest)

We discovered this material in an excellent and oh-so-readable book we just finished and highly recommend: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor.

We’re changing the way we breathe and starting to practice daily exercises to improve our breathing. Maybe you’d like to practice breathing easier too.

Photo by Djordje Petrovic