Abdominal breathing – a guided meditation by Melaney Ryan


Abdominal breathing is natural, relaxed, comfortable, unrestrained breathing.

This technique is a tool to bring the nervous system back into balance. ​

Signals that the body is functioning in ‘fight or flight’ mode include: ​

  • Shallow, short and faster breaths
  • Heart rate increases
  • Adrenaline and cortisol hormones rise
  • Sensitivity of the senses
  • Blood vessels constrict and muscles tense
  • Digestion and appetite slows or stops

The abdominal breathing meditation guides you to draw the breath in and down to the lower abdomen slowly and consciously bringing relief to the body and space to the mind.

Meditation formulated and guided by Melaney Ryan, running time – 3.5 mins