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A Breathing Technique

A Breathing Technique
  1. Imagine your body as a balloon that slowly inflates and slowly deflates. Keep this image in your mind to get the maximum benefits from this breathing technique.
  2. Close your eyes and breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose.
  3. Hold your breath for 3 seconds.
  4. Slowly exhale through your mouth like you’re blowing a thin wisp of air until you have no more air in your lungs to breathe out.
  5. Repeat as many times as needed to calm yourself down.

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Anxiety Management

Anxiety is a common daily struggle for many. And one of the main ways of dealing with anxiety is to medicate. 

But modern research on ancient techniques like breath control indicates they can decrease anxiety like medication but without the side effects, and can even help to relieve stress and tension in the body or decrease hyper mental activity.

Anxiety’s And Your Breath

Your emotions alter your breathing and vice versa. Taking slow, deep and mindful breaths can trick your brain into releasing calming hormones to combat the feelings of anxiousness.

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Breathwork is not the same as mindfulness. Mindfulness involves passive observation of the breath, whereas breathwork requires you to actively change the way you breathe.

Breathwork includes ensuring you breath with your diaphragm, rather than the movement of your chest. It will fill your lungs with more air while also slowing the pace of your breathing.

Deep, controlled breathing

It involves filling the lungs to the max and goes by various names like belly or diaphragmatic breathing.

It has been linked to improved cognitive performance, lower stress levels, and lower blood pressure.