Breathing for stress relief is one of the easiest stress reducing practices I know. The breath is one of the most useful tools we have to settle our mind and relieve stress. This advanced breathing technique is really quite simple and accessible to anyone, anywhere, any time. I personally do this every morning as part of my morning routine. It relaxes me from the moment I wake up and sets me up for a productive day.
It’s called Square Breath. It’s super easy to remember how to do because you do it just the way it sounds.
The beginning breath ratio is 4 x 4 x 4 x 4.
Easy right? Start with a really deep breath in and just release it.
Then seal your lips and:
- breathe in through your nose for 4 counts
- hold the inhale for 4 counts
- exhale through your nose for 4 counts
- hold the exhale of 4 counts
That’s one round. In as little as 5 rounds you can completely shift your mind towards more peaceful thoughts.
Here’s an audio guide for you. Go ahead and download it to your phone or computer and use it any time life seems to run away with you and you need some relaxing.
Learning how to cope with stress in a positive way is paramount to living a long, disease free, happy life.
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Until next time,