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

One of our wellness partners, Stacie Joy at Stacie Joy Yoga, has a great post on Instagram describing how to practice this technique: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCgLm3LFYgM/

Give this technique a try, and add some calm to your day.