Breathing Exercises For Stress Reduction And Anxiety


Simple breathing exercises can be a fantastic way to relax. They are simple, do not take long to learn, and can be done anytime. Here are a few of my favorite easy breathing exercises.

Imagine that you have bad chest pain. Take one deep breath in through your nose and exhale completely through your mouth. Then release your chest muscles and just hold your breath for a moment. Repeat the exercise over.

Breathing Exercises For Stress Reduction And Anxiety
Breathing Exercises For Stress Reduction And Anxiety

Simple Breathing Exercises

Another simple breathing exercise is to take a deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Hold your breath for about 30 seconds. Release your chest and then slowly exhale through your mouth. Take slow deep breaths. This simple breathing exercise is great for managing anxiety and panic attacks.

Do you ever find yourself reaching for a snack when you have no idea where to put it? If so, try to imagine that you are sipping on a warm cup of tea as you imagine you are placing your tasty treat on your desk. When you reach up to grab the tea, just take a breath and hold it for about thirty seconds.

Breathing diaphragms work great in some activities. They are great in times of stress or fatigue, but they can also be used to help manage anxiety. Simply imagine that you are standing or sitting at a table with some wine. Let your diaphragm work its magic and you will be able to get the wine.

Being tense at the office, not being able to find a cool place to sit in the hot summer heat, or being overworked are common symptoms of anxiety. The simple breathing exercises below can help relieve those feelings.

Hold Your Breath For Few Seconds

To perform this exercise, simply take a deep breath in through your nose and hold it for a few seconds. Then release your mouth and bring your chest back down to the starting position. Repeat this exercise several times, alternating between the two positions. Practice the following breathing exercises as well.

Imagine that you are a leaf in a flower pot and you have a small watering can. You need to fill the can three-quarters full of water. Now breathe deeply and then let your chest go out. Slowly refill the can and repeat.

These exercises can help you regulate your breathing. Instead of taking a long breath in and holding it for a minute or two, hold your breath for only a few seconds and then release it. This simple exercise can be a great technique to relax.

Take Breath Through Your Nose

Begin these breathing exercises by taking a big breath in through your nose and exhaling it through your mouth. This is a “exhale” breath and it helps in a couple of ways. First, it prevents your lungs from going empty and it also reduces stress and anxiety.

Breathing Exercises For Stress Reduction And Anxiety
Simple Breathing Exercises For Stress Reduction and Anxiety

You can use the power of these exercises to help your lung capacity. These simple breathing exercises are easy and they are more effective than medications.

Take the time to practice these simple breathing exercises and watch your anxiety level drop. Try them today and see the difference in your body!

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