“Coherent Breathing” describes a breath practice where we take five full breaths per minute. The inhalation and exhalation are paced to be six seconds each. This breath cycle has been found to be very helpful to reduce blood pressure, increase heart-rate variability and promote a balance between the adverse reactions from Sympathetic Nervous System (fight/flight/freak/freeze) and the beneficial aspects of the Parasympathetic Nervous System (rest + digest/tend+befriend). Studies agree that a six second inhale followed by a six second exhale is the optimal pace to cultivate stress resilience. Instead of using your mind for counting, just listen to and breathe with my beloved harmonium. Just lie down and try this!