pursed lips

Breathing Technique: Pursed Lips

How to do it: Sit tall and breathe in through your nose, counting to three seconds. Then purse your lips as if you’re blowing air into a balloon and blow out for six seconds. Work up to 5-10 minutes, three to four times a day.

Why it works: Pursing your lips restricts the speed at which you exhale, and “by reducing the number of breaths in and out, you’re keeping your airways open longer,” says Los Angeles breathwork coach Rebecca Kordecki.