Interlude Meditation – Day 3 Squared breathing engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which is often referred to as the body’s rest & digest system. Typically this system works autonomously, meaning it is involuntary – it does its own thing in its own time. Nonetheless, squared breathing is voluntary and it shifts, or seems to down-shift, the nervous system from excitement to receptivity. This can come in handy, not only in meditation, but in everyday life.
The beauty of this practice lies in the interlude between the inhale and the exhale. And more beauty lies in the subtle space between the breath and the interlude itself, the between-the-between… we’ve been saying that a lot lately. That’s the beauty of interludes, you can find them everywhere.
Happy meditating (we’ll walk you through it).