Straw Breathing For Mental Health Benefit: Box Breathing
Benefit: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says deep breathing, “can be especially helpful to Veterans and civilians who‘ve experienced traumatic events.”
Technique: Focused Breathing.
Uses: To bring awareness to your breath to help aid in the treatment of psychological conditions such as depression, trauma, anger, OCD, ASD and ADHD.
Step 1) Place straw between closed flat lips.
Step 2) Inhale deeply through the nose.
Step 3) Pause and hold for a count of 3.
Step 4) Gently exhale through straw until lungs are empty.
Step 5) Pause and hold for a count of 3.
Step 6) Repeat this breathing cycle until calm.
TIP: Focus and become aware of the stillness during the two pauses.
TIP: Use a count length of equal pauses most comfortable and natural for you.
Thank you for watching and happy breathing.