Some people believe that the secret to living a long life is eating your vegetables, getting enough sleep, and staying fit.
While these are definitely important, there’s one thing that you might not be doing every day that can help you feel more alive and energetic: breathing.
Breathing exercises have been used for centuries to calm the mind, relieve stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and more. Today we’re going to learn how to do box breathing—a simple technique that will help you feel calmer and more relaxed in just minutes!
What is box breathing?
Box breathing is a technique that you can use to calm yourself down. It is a method of controlled breathing that can help you manage stress, anxiety, and panic. You can use it for anything from calming down before a test or presentation to helping you fall asleep at night. This technique can successfully calm your mind and body, even in the midst of intense emotions. It’s also a great way to break out of a stress cycle and can help you stay focused while working on difficult tasks.
How to practice box breathing
It’s called box breathing because there are four steps:
- Inhale through your nose for four seconds: Start by taking a deep breath in through your nose until your lungs are full.
- Hold that breath in for four seconds
- Exhale through your mouth for four seconds
- Hold your breath out for four seconds.
- Repeat until it feels like you’ve calmed down and relaxed
Continue doing this until your body feels relaxed or calm enough for you to move on with your day without feeling anxious or stressed out about anything else going on around you at that moment in time
While it sounds simple enough, box breathing can be challenging at first—especially if you’re not used to paying attention to your breath. But don’t worry! Give it a try and see how easy it becomes once you get the hang of it!
It can be done anywhere, anytime—while walking, driving, working out or even when you’re sitting at your desk.
Why does box breathing work?
The technique works because it helps you to slow down and breathe more deeply using both sides of your lungs. This reduces stress levels and calms your body down so that it’s easier to think clearly and make decisions.
You should practice box breathing at least three times per day until it becomes part of your regular routine.
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