Box Breathing

Box Breathing is something I love to do, it is a low tech means of recentering and gaining concentration, or just escaping the madness of the world around. In this video I guide you through 5-second rounds of breath in, hold, breath out, hold. If you lose your place, there is a bell at the start of every 5-second interval. The video is 10 minutes long, but you can skip the intro at the 40-second mark

As Below

  1. Step 1: Breathe in counting to four slowly with the beat of the drum. Feel the air enter your lungs.
  2. Step 2: Hold your breath for 5 seconds. Try to avoid inhaling or exhaling for 5 seconds.
  3. Step 3: Slowly exhale through your mouth for 5 seconds.
  4. Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you feel re-centered.

Best result use headphones!

The beautiful East Coast of New Zealand was my inspiration

There are many benefits to box breathing, and it is used in many disciplines and often forms the base of many self-help moves.

If you are feeling upset, or unsettled, I suggest 5 minutes of Box Breathing, this not only will slow things down for you it will give you the opportunity for calm and perspective. Have an issue to solve, Box Breath, have a problem weighing on your soul, Box Breath, just need some space and you only have 5 minutes, Box Breath. Allow yourself the luxury and self-care. In this excellent article Here you can do a deep dive into Box breathing. Oh and ideal for insomnia, or panic attacks. Your breath is a power source.

Some of my other mediations are found here

One comment

  1. […] Once I started to explore the WHM, I quickly found other styles of breathing and one book that has been like my bible is Breathe by James Nestor One such proponent of a different form of breathwork is Daz, he runs Holotropic breathwork sessions, Holotrophic was formed by Dr Stanislav Grof, who was originally a psychonaut using LSD to treat trauma. When it was outlawed, he then pioneered this method, which is where you use an eye mask, and loud music and then turn your breathing into a locomotive type, deep heaving breathes that take on a life force of their own. It was here that I had the vision of my ancestors stretching back eons and wrote this piece Also I love Box Breathing and there is an article here […]

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