Mauvaise respiration en boîte ou respiration carrée
Bad Box Breathing or Square Breathing
You might have heard about Box Breathing for destressing. Don't know where to start? Learn how to breathe optimally from Michael Grant White, Optimal Breathing Coach.
Back in the 1800s, for good or for bad, my grandfather was a minister to Native Americans in Washington State. Chief Seattle told him "If white man continues in the direction he is going, he will spend his life surviving instead of living."
Sadly, we are there.
Navy Seals and many others teach the box breathing or four-square breathing technique. It helps a lot in combat and super high-stress situations to help calm down a bit and maintain focus. Survival, yes, but not good for healthy breathing development for rest, digestion, and healing. PTSD cause and release has a HUGE breathing component.
Here's how the four-square or box breathing technique works: You can vary the timing. I am just using Mark Devine's example from his great book Staring Down the Wolf.
- Breathe in for four seconds.
- Hold the air in your lungs for four seconds
- Exhale for four seconds.
- Hold your breath, lungs emptied, for four seconds.
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