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Square Breathing

The immediate chill.

Take a break.

Every few hours, or whenever you are feeling stress, anxiety, or trouble sleeping, try square breathing, it works. Athletes, soldiers, nurses and people from all walks of life use it to relax and help combat generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, PTSD and depression. Here’s how it works:

  • Start by slowly exhaling all of your air.

  • Inhale through your nose with a slow count of 4.

  • Hold for a count of 4.

  • Slowly exhale through your mouth with a slow count of 4.

  • Hold for a count of 4.

  • Repeat for 5-10 minutes.

If you’ve never tried it, you will be surprised at how effective it is. It’s not a new age thing, it is well backed by science. Try it now and tell us how you feel!

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