Tip 34: Square Breathing

09 Aug 2016 11:18 AM | Heather Kaye (Administrator)

Do you ever wish you could slow your mind down? Are you juggling too many thoughts or can’t get to sleep? Try the Square Breathing Technique! This is a simple, easy, effective way to relieve stress and refocus your attention.
 

 
You can do this with eyes open or closed:

  • Find a square or rectangular object near you; a picture frame, a door, table top, sidewalk square, fence, etc. Or picture a square in your mind’s eye.
  • Move your eye from the top left corner of your box to the right corner, inhaling to the count of four.
  • Move your eye from the top right corner to the bottom right corner holding your breath to the count of four.
  • Move your eye from the bottom right corner to the bottom left corner, exhaling to the count of four.
  • Move your eye from the bottom left corner to the top left corner, holding your breath to the count of four.
  • Keep moving your eyes along the square as your slow your breathing.
  • Breathe around the square for two to five minutes.
  • If you wish, you may change the direction of your eye movement to counter clockwise.
  • For added benefit add a statement of gratitude to each movement.
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