Stop! And Breathe

Take a couple of minutes to pause to calm your body and mind by trying our 7-11 breathing exercise.

The 7-11 breathing, as featured on the 16 Guidelines app, is a simple and effective method to slow down and be more calm and relaxed.

  • Breathe in deeply through your nose to the count of seven.
  • Don’t just breathe from the upper chest – imagine you are inflating a balloon in your stomach
  • If you can, hold your breath for a moment
  • Breathe out through your nose to the count of eleven, allowing your neck and shoulders to relax
  • Repeat three times
  • Notice any changes to your body or mind

Take the exercise with you by downloading the 16 Guidelines app via iTunes or Google Play, then reconnect with the best of yourself by exploring each Guideline.

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