Are you ready to move onto level 4 Rectangular Breathing?
Now we really move up to what can be a very demanding level. Ultimately the level of difficulty is determined by you based on how long you wish the holds to be for.
So the key here is to be sensible and gradually build it up. but just remember do not compromise quality and technique. This has to be the fundamental aspect to your breathing exercises.
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LEVEL 4 Rectangular Breathing
This level is similar to square breathing except that the 2 holds are longer than the in and out breathes. Make sure both holds are the same length. The shorter in and out breaths are also the same length. Just like a rectangle you have 2 long sides and 2 short sides.
- Read technique notes click here.
- Keep your mouth closed and take an extended BREATHE IN as in LEVEL 1.
- Hold the breathe for an extended length longer than the in-breathe.
- Slowly BREATHE OUT as in LEVEL 1.
- Hold the breathe for an extended length (the same length as the 1st hold).
Continue with steps 2 to 5. There should not be a strain and similarly you shouldn’t find yourself catching your breath. If this happens shorten the length of the sides of the rectangle otherwise go back to level 3. When you find this level easy and you have extended the length of the breath try the Therapeutic Breathing technique…to be continued.