Box Breathing


  • Mental Wellness 🧠
  • Spiritual Wellness 🙏
  • Physical Wellness ⚽

Age Groups

  • Grade 4-6
  • Grade 7-9


Box breathing, also known as square breathing, is a deep breathing technique that can be used to calm the body and the mind.


Increase awareness of the connection between your physical body and your mind.



  • Watch the video Box Breathing to learn about the box breathing technique.
  • Using your finger, draw a box in the air and run through the technique in your mind.
  • Before you start, notice how you feel in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.
  • When you are ready, start the box breathing pattern. Try to repeat the pattern for a sustained period of 5 minutes.
  • When you are finished your breathing period, take notice of how you feel in your body, heart, mind and spirit.


  • How did you feel before doing this exercise? How do you feel after? What changes did you notice in your body, heart, mind and spirit?
  • How could you use this breathing technique in the future? In what situations?


You might also like to try this starfish breathing technique.