30 Mar How to Manage Anxiety – Breathwork
How to Manage Anxiety with Breathwork – 30 March 2020
Self-Care Tips to Manage Anxiety
Breathwork or Pranayama – The Full Yogic Breath
When we are Stressed or Anxious we tend to breathe poorly. We take fast, shallow breaths. We breathe with our upper chest only. We are not filling our lungs fully with fresh air or exhaling the stale air fully.
One of the things we can do to improve our wellbeing is to practise taking a Full Yogic Breath. You can practise this sitting upright in a chair.
Inhale all the way down to your stomach
Notice your stomach expand with the in breath
Keep breathing into our lower ribcage and notice it expand
Keep breathing into our upper chest and notice it fill and expand
Exhale from your chest and notice it fall
Exhale from your ribcage and notice it contract
Exhale from your stomach notice it contract
Repeat this several times
This exercise not only corrects unhealthy breathing patterns but it helps move your body from a state of stress to a state of relaxation and calm.