Breath is one of the most useful tools we have to settle our mind and relieve stress. This breathing technique is powerful, and really quite simple; it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere, any time.
Called the Square Breath, it happens just the way it sounds. This 4-part breath happens in 4 counts of 4. Simple right? Okay, now before you officially start, take a really deep breath in and release it. Repeat a few times to clear your mind.
When You’re Ready to Begin
Seal your lips.
Breathe in through your nose for 4 counts,
hold the inhale for 4 counts,
exhale through your nose for 4 counts,
then hold the exhale of 4 counts.
That's one round. In as few as five rounds you can completely transform your experience, promoting feelings of peace and well-being in your body and mind. Try it out!
*If you find this feels ‘too easy’ or has little effect on your state, try it to 4 counts of 8.
Especially around holiday time, simple tricks like this breathing technique can be a lifesaver.
What are you favorite tips for relieving stress?
Share them in the comments below!
Want more support in reducing stress and reclaiming your radiance?
Join us for an 18-day holistic mind-body reboot starting January 20, 2019!
Enjoy 50+ healthy recipes, holistic lifestyle tips, essential oil recommendations, wellness rituals, a 14-day meal program, daily encouragement on your journey, group support, and live coaching. Click here to learn more.