By the voluntary control of the frequency between exhalation and inhalation, the type of breathing (abdominal, costal) I will learn to work better and better, my muscles involved in this breathing gesture (diaphragm, intercostals, etc.).
Through the combined effect of better blood oxygenation and neuro-vegetative reflexes, by exercising a voluntary control on our way of breathing, we can rise our level of vigilance. It is commonly felt that increased expiration time (3 minimum exhalation times for 1 inhalation time) promotes relaxation. It is commonly felt that an increase of the inspiratory amplitude with a brief expiration (3 times on the inspiration for 1 expiration time) will be more challenging.
Square breathing allows:
Considering the benefits of his action, we are encouraged to learn and feel its different effects to include, this work of breathing in our daily lives.
As a first step, you can focus on learning about abdominal breathing, then in a second time deepen the learning and automation of square breathing.
Basic instructions for the exercise: