👍 The good news is that your body has a built-in way to counteract that stress – and also wind down at night to help you fall asleep.
👉🌟 Box breathing has been used by everyone from Navy SEALs and first responders to nurses and teachers!
It involves controlling your breath in and out, as well as “holding” your breath.
💚🔲 It’s called “box” breathing because you do each part of the breath for an equal amount of time (4 counts), as if you are breathing around a square.
Here’s how to do it:
- To start, all you need to do is sit up straight in a chair, feet flat on the floor.
- Next, slowly exhale through your mouth as much air as you possibly can ... for a total of 4 counts.
- Now, hold your breath for 4 counts, and then gently and slowly breathe in through your nose for 4 counts.
- And then hold your breath again, for 4 counts.
👉 For a full session of box breathing, you simply repeat the cycle for a total of 4 times through.
🤩 You’ll start to feel your body relax almost immediately. It’s pretty amazing!
😌😊Note: this can be a great technique to teach kids when they feel worried, anxious or upset.
Are you in? We’re going to do ONE SESSION a day. Try this and let me know how you do! ⤵️⤵️⤵️