This weeks video is number two of the three part series in learning how to manage stress and anxiety through your breath. This week we will be learning the four square breathing technique. Last week we talked about diaphragmatic breathing and the importance of using your diaphragm so that you can gain more oxygen to your blood to help you to reduce the frequency of stress, anxiety and long term illnesses.
“Listen–are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?”~ Mary Oliver
In the four square breathing technique we are focusing on the breath like in meditation. Because we are focusing on the breath and not lost in thought is allows us to be in present moment.
Here are the basics to the four square breathing technique: