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Breathing Techniques To Help Relieve Anxiety & Stress
Why Breathing Properly Is Important.
When you breath correctly your bodies are being supplied with the right supply of oxygen. Thus replenishing your brain along with other vital organs that have essential nutrients. Without proper breathing you can feel constantly tired, weak, and lethargic because there are not enough vital nutrients being carried within the blood. Breathing is also used for yoga, meditation and stress/anxiety reduction.
Equal Breathing Video
Using only your nose start to inhale for a count of 4, then exhale for a count of 4. Repeat as often as necessary to achieve desired stress or anxiety levels.
Abdominal Breathing Video
Keeping one hand on the chest and the other on your stomach, take a deep breath in through the nose, ensure the diaphragm inflates with enough air to create a stretch in the lungs (Never the chest). 6 - 10 deep/slow breaths per minute. For about 10 minutes. Practising this daily has helped others to permanently reduce blood pressure.
Runners Breath Video
Breathing in through your nose and slowly exhaling through the mouth. About 10 reps of this will help reduce stress, anxiety, rapid breathing and early onset asthma attacks.
Visualized Breathing Video
Breathe deeply while visualizing focusing on things that are peaceful, positive and pleasant. This can range from the outdoors, pictures, objects or a happy place in your own mind.