How to Manage Anxiety – Breathwork

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.

Take Care

Margaret