Box-breathing is a technique that can effectively lower stress, slow the heart rate, and increase concentration.
It recenters and resets your bodys’ reactions to stress.
Studies have shown that box-breathing is beneficial in the moment of high-stress and can also alter the way that your body reacts to stress in the future.
Practicing box breathing on a regular basis is believed to essentially “reset” the way that your body reacts in fight-or-flight mode to allow you to remain calm during high-stress situations.
This technique is used by soldiers, police officers, and other individuals who encounter high stress situations on a regular basis.
And the best part? It is easy and you can do it almost anywhere!
HOW TO DO BOX-BREATHING
📦 Sit upright in a chair with both feet squarely on the ground. Close your eyes..
📦 Inhale deeply through your nose while slowly counting to four in your mind.
📦 Hold the air in your lungs (keeping your mouth relaxed) while slowly counting to four again.
📦 Slowly exhale for four seconds.
It is recommended to repeat these steps for a minimum of one minute. Repeating these steps for four minutes is optimal.
Not sure I could do this for 4 minutes but could totally take a minute to do this each day… what do you think?