Blog: Why do Navy SEALs use box breathing?

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I’m curious, how many of our community members have tried BOX BREATHING? Raise your hands LOL :slight_smile:

Can you tell us a bit about your experience?

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I love box breathing. Here’s a little something I wrote a while ago:

Sama Vritti: Box breathing

Employ this calming practice when the line is taking too long at the market or when your colleagues do that thing they always do that gets you riled up. Observe what happens to your mind and body and enjoy the balance it brings. FYI: this is such a game changing technique that it has been adopted by Navy Seals. Highly skilled, trained soldiers use box breathing before entering high pressure situations.

It is SO simple, especially with the dots on your Moment:

  1. Take a natural 4-second inhale.
  2. Hold your breath for 4 seconds.
  3. Exhale for 4 seconds.
  4. Wait for 4 seconds before taking the next inhale.
  5. Continue for as long as you need.

It’s soo good. :slight_smile:

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@aleksander I think I can confidently say that BOX BREATHING has saved my sanity so many times :slight_smile: