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The ‘478’ Breathing Technique

What should you do when you feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelm?

Try the '478' breathing technique made popular by Dr Andrew Wail.

There are only 3 steps involved

  1. Breath in deep for 4 seconds
  2. Hold your breath for 7 seconds
  3. Exhale slowly over 8 seconds

It'll feel much better soon! Give it a shot!


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