We can all use some stress relief these days.
Taking slow, deep breaths is a powerful stress reliever. One popular breathing technique is called box breathing, aka square breathing or four-square breathing. Benefits of this technique include:
- Controlled physiological state
- Reduced heart rate
- Lower blood pressure
- Mental clarity and focus
- Increased blood flow to the heart and lungs
- Increased energy
- Nervous system regulation
- Reduced effects of anxiety and stress
- Improves sleep patterns
Give this technique a try, and add some calm to your day.