Instant Tranquilizer. Relax, it’s natural.

Today I’m sharing my favorite technique for instantly relaxing and recharging that I learned from Dr. Andrew Weil.  It only takes a minute but it is WELL worth it.

Click on the video below for the step-by-step instructions and I’ll walk you through it. Prepare to feel reeeeeeeally relaxed.

How do you feel? Leave a comment below and let me know 3 ways you can use it in your crazy day!

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22 Responses to Instant Tranquilizer. Relax, it’s natural.

  1. just did it! amazing. i have a huge deadline due tomorrow and i’ve been sitting at my computer for what feels like 24 hours straight. i did 4 counts and i feel like a totally different person right now. thank you Heather!!

  2. THANKS, THIS REALLY WORKS, I HAVE TAUGHT IT TO MY TEENAGE
    SON SO WHEN WE REALLY MAKE EACH OTHER STRESSED, ONE OF US SAYS BREATHE

  3. Just did it Heather, I totally need this. I often get short of breath when I’m really stressed out and have to yawn a lot to catch my breath. This is an exercise I should definitely use!

  4. Feeling relaxed and a bit lightheaded. My wife has a smaller lung capacity and can only hold for 5 seconds but she is feeling very relaxed too. Thanks for the tip.

  5. Heather,
    I am SO glad that you posted this – it was amazing when you did it with our BNI group and I’d hoped you might share it on your website someday. It is great to know that I can literally “find you” when I need someone to tell me to relax and BREATHE!
    Well done my friend!
    Laurie
    P.S. I’m forwarding this to my Facebook to share with my friends too – they have heard me say “inhale pink, exhale blue” for years!

    • Thanks Laurie! Love the idea of visualizing your breath as different colors – especially visualizing them going straight to an area that feels tight or sore. Ever tried that?

  6. Just got back from vacation and so glad I saw this e-mail before I started reading the other 94 in my in-box!
    Keep the tips coming

  7. I almost fell asleep at my desk… thanks for the trick, I am going to start doing this every night before bedtime 🙂
    xo

  8. Ha! I’ve been doing this breathe in for X seconds, breath out for 2*X seconds to relax/meditate before going to bed for years. Love it.

  9. I just discovered you, Heather, and you’re a bad ass. This video is really cool. I’m thinking I can use this exercise when I get home from school bc that’s when I tend to want to rip into lots of food. I can also use the tranquilizer during the day when I feel overwhelmed by schoolwork/academic commitments. Also, I can use this right before I go to bed, instead of just shutting off my laptop and trying to sleep. Thanks!

    • Happy to have you here Sarah! Glad you enjoyed the video and found so many great uses for it. It’s pretty cool as it can help you fall asleep if you need it but it can also help get you focused. Enjoy!

  10. Hi Heather:
    Am going to be flying next week and have been stressing about it for a month now! I just tried your breathing technique and I do feel better but am at work so can’t totally relax but will try again later at home. Thanks!

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