By Col Wajid Hussain
Burst Breathing— Gives Quick Rest and Recharge
Breathe short quick breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth for a few minutes(120 breaths per minute). Breathe normally for a minute or so and then do another round of burst breathing. The focus is on the inhale; the exhale is reflexive.
Burst breathing can help you to quickly recover from a painful blow or a sudden shock. You can also use it when you need to quickly rest and recharge yourself while maintaining movement or exerting force or resistance—for example, in grappling or weight lifting.
Day Nine: Box Breathing— Strengthen mental focus and increase powers of concentration.
Box breathing, also called square breathing is a mindfulness practice.It balances energy and our nervous systems.
Breathe in for a count of four, hold for a count of four, exhale for a count of four, hold for a count of four. Don’t tense your body or lock up your breathing during the holding. It is more like an “open pause”.
This is a good way to prepare for a stressful or boring activity. Can be practiced when standing in line at the bank or when stuck in traffic, or anytime you need to be grounded, focused, alert, and relaxed. Pak Destiny