Box Breathing

The breath is a simple and powerful tool to help down regulate the nervous system and manage feelings of anxiety, stress, worry or unease.

Box breathing is a simple exercise to add to your toolbox as a way of calming down, or to do three or four times before a period of mindful breathing (which involves observing the breath as it is, without manipulation).

Box breathing works to equalise the in breath and out breath, giving us something to focus on and helping us to regulate our breathing.

Follow along with this animation to practice box breathing.