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4-Square Box Breathing Exercise

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Breathwork
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Kimber
Neuro-Trauma Informed Mindfulness
This is a concentrative breathing exercise meant to help you calm your central nervous system. It's great for times in which you are experiencing stress, anxiety, anger, or fear. It's also best to practice it when you are feeling neutral or good and to do so several times so that when you need it you are easily able to remember and access it.
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Melissa
I felt sleepy after box breathing
I felt sleepy after box breathing box breathing was harder than I thought
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Alex
More challenging than expected!
I found that holding after exhaling is different from breathing exercises I have tried before which focus on holding breath in. I really enjoyed this challenge and the constant counting helped focus my mind. Thank you.
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John
Breathe
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Kristen
Box breathing
Box breathing was harder than I thought, I think I will need to start with shorter count and work up.
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Emily
Box 📦 Breathing 😮‍💨
Most of the years just dive right into the practice, so I appreciated the explanation beforehand. Helped me get more out of the practice
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Sammy
Box Breathing
I really enjoy breathing techniques to reduce the levels of stress and anxiety or energy from over excitement. I liked that this was counted out for me. It helped me to stay more focused on my breathing than to try and remember what number I was up to. I am dyslexic and have such a poor and untrained retention memory. I need to work on these further. Using this exercise helps calm me enough to be able to purposefully think of what I am doing and how to maintain doing things correctly. Definitely a fav thank you 😊
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Ally
Breathing is key
Learning that controlled breathing massively helps the knot in the stomach feeling that always sets my anxiety spiralling.
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Mikki
Breath work works.
This technique works well. It helped my anxiety enough to notice tension and holding my breath.