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Box breath

Sunday, March 22, 2020

A friend asked that I explain box breathing.
I use it to build lung capacity. Others use it to allay anxiety, simply meditate, or lower blood pressure.

No matter the use, we could all do with less stress and stronger lungs.
So, Hippie Harpy Presents...box breath.

Sit or lie down.
Exhale completely, push it out.
Breathe in for the count of three.
Hold for the count of three.
Exhale as completely as you can for the count of three.
Pause for the count of three.
Start again.
Breathe in three.
Hold three
Exhale three
Pause three.
Continue for at least five minutes.
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  • MILPAM3
    Takes concentration. emoticon
    221 days ago
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    My doctor calls it mediation. I have done that when the noise around me is so intense and I have no control over it.
    222 days ago
  • MRSLIVINGWELL
    Absolutely wonderful advice. I found that when I started wogging (walking with running intervals) my lung capacity had to build up so that I could run longer distances. Makes you wonder how much oxygen my brain was missing all those years?

    Mrslivingwell
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    222 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    Fabulous relaxing exercise, thanks for sharing!
    222 days ago
  • LISAMARIE2015
    I have a really hard time with this 😩 good exercise though!
    222 days ago
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