Box breathing with Dr Ela Manga, founder of Breathwork Africa

In this how-to guide by Dr Ela Manga, she explains how to use the Box Breathing technique for mindfulness. Also known as “square breathing” this is a technique used by taking slow, deep breaths for relaxation. It follows a four-step sequence: the inhale, pause, the exhale, and pause. Box breathing emphasises control and allows your body to make full use of the breath. It can heighten performance and concentration while also being a powerful stress reliever.