Touch the roof of your mouth with your tongue and hold your breath for 7 seconds

No we aren’t crazy and you read that title right. We want you to do just that and will also tell you the reason why? As weird and crazy as it sounds this is a breathing technique recommended by a doctor that can improve your health drastically.

Believe it or not, but this technique even cures insomnia and even if it feels awkward to do so, when you experience the benefits, you’ll be hooked. This cure all breathing health miracle is the latest breathing exercise revealed by Harvard doctor Andrew Weil who recommends it as a natural tranquilizer for the central nervous system.

1 A miracle cure exercise created by a doctor

The 4-7-8 breathing exercise was formulated by Dr Andrew Weil who was trained at Harvard. As a relaxant it sedates you naturally and relieves stress and tension.

The technique requires you to perform the exercise in three easy steps. Just place the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Make sure it is placed just behind the front teeth. Now breathe while counting to FOUR. Then inhale and fill your lungs with air. Hold your breath for exactly 7 seconds and release while counting to EIGHT. When you release the air make a ‘Whoosh’ sound. All you need to remember is 4-7-8.

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