Sama Vritti Pranayama (Box Breathing) Technique – Surf Strong Fit

“Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean.”

― Ram Dass

Sama Vritti Pranayama

(Box Breathing) Technique

Sama Vritti Pranayama is a powerful relaxation tool that can help clear your mind, relax your body, and allow you to focus. The best part? You can do it anywhere. Ideally find a comfortable seat with your back supported and feet on the floor.  


But if you're in a pinch use this anytime you need to. Feeling tense in a long line picking up groceries or a coffee? Yep do it right there. Eyes closed optional.

1

Breathe In

Breathe in through your nose, slowly counting to 4. Feel the air filling your lungs.

2

Hold

Hold your breath here and slowly count to 4 again. Try not to clamp your airways shut. Simply avoid inhaling or exhaling for 4 counts.

3

Breathe Out

Slowly exhale to the count of 4.

4

Hold

Hold the exhale for another 4 counts.

Repeat steps 1–4 for 4 minutes or until you feel calm and centered.

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