Box Breathing Exercise

Challenge yourself with this box breathing exercise!

Before you begin,

sit up in your chair with your shoulders back and relaxed. Be sure not to operate a vehicle or anything where you can put others in danger.

During or after the exercise, if you feel sweating or tingling in your hands and feet, that’s okay. It’s your body oxygenating itself through breathing.

How to do a Box Breathing Exercise:

For assistance in counting, refer to the graphic above.

Begin by exhaling completely

Breathe in to the count of 4

Hold to the count of 4

Breathe out to the count of 4

Pause to the count of 4


This box breathing exercise can be completed in as little as one minute. 

Do want a challenge? Set a timer for 5 minutes. 

For more information on breathwork, visit our breathing archives.

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