Let’s take a look at Box breathing…simplified.

When we slow the frequency of our breath, we trigger a restorative “relaxation response” in our bodies. Our heart rate slows and our blood pressure drops.

This results in a calming effect on our thoughts. Our running mind becomes relaxed and our focus increases.

Sounds like mindfulness, right? It’s definitely in the same ballpark. 

Box breathing, also known as square breathing, is a technique that uses slow, deep breaths with pauses in between the inhalation and exhalation. 

This breathing technique heightens performance and concentration while simultaneously relieving stress

It is widely used by people around the world including Navy Seals, first responders, and athletes. 

Best part? You can practice right now by following this simplified Box Breathing exercise.