The Rescue Breath Ritual

The active meditation of the Rescue Breath is an instant and effortless defence against stress. It restores the parasympathetic nervous system, calms the mind and heart rate, deeply oxygenates the blood and overrides any emotional negativity. And it only takes a minute.



First, expel stale air by breathing in through the nose and purposefully out through the mouth 3 times. This is to clear stagnant breath and Qi and carbon dioxide that accumulates during shallow breathing and stressful periods.

DescendThen take five deep breaths, inhale for five counts and then exhale for five.Allow mental energy to descend.
Rescue Breath Shower image - Hayo'u Method


During exhalation, direct a positive smile into lower abdomen.