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.



Expel stale air by breathing in through the nose and purposefully out through the mouth three times. This is to clear the stagnation that accumulates overnight and during stressful periods.




Slowly take five deep breaths. On each exhalation allow your mental energy to descend down through the body, leaving you feeling calm and centered.


Rescue Breath Shower image - Hayo'u Method


During exhalation, direct a smile into the lower abdomen. This sends a positive mental intention right to the energetic centre of the body.