This Box Breathing Technique was taught to me by a lovely friend and talented Hypnotherapist at Starfish Hypnotherapy.
It can help in a stressful situation, when you just need to unplug for a moment.
I now use it most days, have taught my daughters to use it and others.
What is Box Breathing
It is also sometimes referred to as square breathing, 4×4 breathing, and 4-part breath.
Box Breathing is a type of breath work that can shift your energy, connect you more deeply with your body, calm your nervous system, and reduce the stress in your body.
When to use it
Box breathing can be useful in many situations, including: To calm yourself down when faced with stress or feeling overwhelmed Before you need to respond to a high stress situation When trying to sleep To reduce work stress To reset your creative juices When you need to clear your head In a meeting at work When setting your intentions for the day When making a big decision
How to do Box Breathing
Step 1: Breathe in, counting to four slowly. Feel the air enter your lungs.
Step 2: Hold your breath for 4 seconds. Try to avoid inhaling or exhaling for 4 seconds.
Step 3: Slowly exhale through your mouth for 4 seconds.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you feel re-centred.