Balance breath is a breathing technique designed to balance your mind, body and spirit. It has been observed that 6 breaths per minute helps reduce stress, tackle insomnia, improve emotional control and enhance attention. In order to take 6 breaths per minute, you need to inhale for a count of 5 and exhale for a count of 5.
As your inhalations and exhalations are balanced, two sides of your brain, your energy and your perception also become aligned. This type of slow, deep, controlled breathing relaxes the central nervous system, improves focus and helps you access your full breathing capacity.
Although a resting breathing rate ranging from 5 to 16 breaths is considered normal, a lower frequency such as 5-7 breaths per minute is considered to be healthier. The other end of the spectrum points to a shallower breathing. Try inhaling through the nose for 5 seconds and exhaling through the nose for 5 seconds for 5-10 minutes and see how you feel.