Is #anxiety #debilitating
You can empower yourself now by simply #breathing
Specific types of #conscious #breathwork
proven to ease #anxiety
and will allow you to take #control
of your #life
The first breathing skill is called #Natural
$Breathing, or #abdominal
breathing. In fact, this is a good way to breathe all day long, unless you are involved in physical activity. In other words, you should practice breathing this way all day long, since it provides for sufficient oxygen intake and controls the exhalation of carbon dioxide.
It's very simple and it goes like this:
Gently and slowly inhale a normal amount of air through your nose, filling your lower lungs. Then exhale easily. You might first try it with one hand on your stomach and one on your chest. As you inhale gently, your lower hand should rise while your upper hand stays still. Continue this gentle breathing pattern with a relaxed attitude, concentrating on filling only the lower lungs.
This breathing pattern is opposite of that which comes automatically during #anxious
moments. Instead of breathing #rapidly
into the upper lungs, which expands the chest, you breathe gently into the lower lungs, expanding the abdomen.