Breathing Exercises for Your Three Brains

Breathing Exercise for Your Three Brains

I’d previously shared the concept of your three brains – your HEAD brain, HEART brain, and GUT brain.  Now, you may be asking, how do you become more familiar with your three brains? You can start by spending a few minutes every day sitting quietly and doing some breathing exercises.

A Three Brains Breathing Exercise

Close your eyes and breathe into each area to activate each of the three brains. Start by breathing deeply 3–6 times into your head, then move down to your chest, and finally to your lower abdomen (just below your belly button). You don’t need to do anything; just close your eyes, breathe, and notice what happens as you bring your attention into each area of the three brains.

This exercise will help you to look internally for your own answers on what is right for you. With practice, you will begin to trust your own thoughts and feelings.


Focus on a problem you are experiencing right now in your life or a decision you need to make. Breathe  into each of your three brains and the following questions:

  1. As you breathe into your HEAD, ask yourself: What do I think about this situation?
  2. As you breathe into your CHEST, ask yourself: How do I feel about this situation?
  3. As you breathe into your GUT, ask yourself: What are my gut instincts or inner voice telling me to do?

Write down the answers or insights you come up with, then follow through with what feels right for you.

Use your thinking brain and words to express your feelings and inner voice (intuition) in a respectful and honest way with the people in your life. Listen to your heart and how you really feel. Honor your feelings by expressing or saying what feels right for you. Listen to your gut instincts and learn to trust your inner voice, then act on what are good choices for you to make in life.

Learn more about your three brains in my new book Three Brains: How the Heart, Brain, and Gut Influence Mental Health and Identity, available at your local natural health store! Also, see how you can support your three-brain health with the NEW Three Brains product line!