The Rescue Breath Ritual

It only takes around a minute – but the benefits are huge! Smiling breathing Is the first and instant defense against stress. It restores the para-sympathetic nervous system, calms the mind, calms the heart rate, deeply oxygenates the blood and overrides any emotional negativity.



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.



Then 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.