Black Girls Breathing. 🌬

I have struggled with anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember. It was not until college when I began to physically be affected by my mental health that I began to dig deeper and take action steps towards being #BlackandWell. Breath work, has allowed for me to ground myself in most situations where I have felt overwhelmed, and it has allowed for me to return to a normal flow of breath. It also allows for me to breathe deeply and intentionally.


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Box Breathing ✨

Box breathing is a technique used to calm your brain. It helps you to take deep breaths, which relieve stress, calm your nervous system, and improve your mood. I was introduced to box breathing at several points in my life, but it wasn't until recent years that I realized the power of box breathing and breathwork.


Step 1: Get in a comfortable seated position as you’re able to, place your hands on your lap, palms up.


Step 2: Slowly inhale through your nose and count to four.


Step 3: Hold your breath and count to four.


Step 4: Exhale through your mouth and count to four (highly recommended making a noise as you let the breath out).


Step 5: Hold your breath again for four counts.


Repeat as many times as you needed or until calm.

ID: white background with the title box breathing, yellow square with arrows around the edges with instructions to inhale for four counts, hold your breath for four counts, exhale through mouth for four counts, and hold your breath again for another four counts. Repeat until calm or at ease.

 

Check out Shelah Marie's Meditation mixtape, we love to use the four-part breathing exercise during our workshops and classes.







Remember to breathe,


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