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Mind Fitness - Week of 07/31/23
This week I’d like you to try some box breathing for five minutes three times daily. I contend that a nervous system on high alert is a contributing factor to nearly every “mental” condition we’ve decided to label (anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, etc.) Box breathing is an exercise that can calm you down, make you feel more relaxed, and increase focus.
The technique is simple. Breathe in, hold, breathe out, and hold, each for a four-count repeatedly. These segments represent the figurative box's side, top, side, and bottom. As always, breathe quietly from your diaphragm and through your nose.
You are welcome to try this on your own and count in your head. However, I’ve also created guided audio and video tracks similar to the ones for perfect breathing. My intention with these is to allow you to be completely chill. You don’t have to focus on the numbers, just the breath.
Give it a try and notice how you feel before and after.
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