Breathing Exercises to Prepare for Procedures Forward arrow iconAn arrowing pointing forward, usually indicating forward movement, or the ability the share something via social media. Close iconAn icon showing an uppercase letter "X", indicating that this will close the current element. Share Facebook iconAn icon representing the Facebook social media site. Twitter iconAn icon representing the Twitter social media site. LinkedIn iconAn icon representing the social media service LinkedIn. Printer iconAn icon showing a printer, indicating the ability to print the associated media. Print Video06:43This 6-minute guided meditation will help you focus on your breathing to feel calm before and during your doctor’s appointment or procedure. You can do this mindful breathing exercise on its own or as an introduction to guided meditation.