Have you listened to Heavily Meditated Podcast's Weekly Dose, where we share how you can overcome anxiety?
The simplest and quickest way to mitigate anxiety and deactivate the stress response in your body (aka, self-regulate) is through YOUR BREATH.
Never underestimate the power of your breath.
Did you know your breath can alter the chemistry in your body?
When your anxiety is triggered by a stimulus that you perceive as a threat (either outer or inner), your brain releases chemicals into the blood and your bio chemistry changes.
When you are fearful, as I mentioned in the first episode of our Mental + Emotional Detox series “How to Stop Negative Thoughts and Emotions” your brain releases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.
As you know, when you are anxious, your body thinks it’s in fight or flight mode and your breath alters radically.
When you are anxious, your breathing becomes shallow, you may tend to hold your breath or breath rapidly.
Bottom line, anxious breathing is not quality breathing and is starving you of your vital life force: Oxygen.
When you are beginning to feel anxious, or are experiencing a full blown anxiety attack, the goal isn’t just to simply breathe, but breathe in a deliberate, methodical way that allows you calm your central nervous system and bring fresh oxygen into your blood stream.
You want to breathe full, deep, rich breaths that start in your belly, move through your lungs and into your brain.
You want to take full, deep inhales, but on your exhales you don’t want to force your breath out.
You want your exhales to be relaxed. Your intention is to bring in more oxygen than is leaving your body.
Full, deep, rich breathing relieves tension, regulates blood pressure and detoxifies our brains and bodies.
Use this powerful breathing technique until you feel your anxiety leave your body. Remember, this is a practice and you will get better at using your breath to calm your anxiety over time.
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