What do you do when you’re in a public place and you have to perform, whether it’s a presentation or one-on-one meeting and you’re feeling tense? You do box breathing like the Navy Seals do!
Box breathing is easy and simple. It’s also called four-square breathing, because you inhale for four counts, hold for four, exhale for four, then slowly continue exhaling until all the air is out, take a pause and begin again. Visually, your breathing pattern is forming a box or square. If four is too easy, try five or six, but count slowly. Our breathing is the only way we can stimulate our Vagus nerve(s) to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, that calm, peaceful feeling.
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