Saturday, January 17, 2015

3 Deep Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety

Sometimes, something as simple as taking a deep breath can make an absolute world of difference. That is why we are excited to share these amazing exercises provided by the Psych Central! 
Coherent Breathing
“Five breaths per minute, which is the middle of the resonant breathing rate range”
Resistance Breathing
“Resistance can be created by pursing the lips, placing the tip of the tongue against the inside of the upper teeth, hissing through the clenched teeth, tightening the throat muscles, partly closing the glottis, narrowing the space between the vocal cords, or using an external object such as breathing through a straw”
Breath Moving
  • As you breathe in, imagine you are moving your breath to the top of your head.
  • As you breathe out, imagine you are moving your breath to the base of your spine, your perineum, your sit bones.
  • Each time you breathe in, move the breath to the top of the head.
  • Each time you breathe out, move the breath to the base of the spine.
  • Breathe in this circuit for ten cycles.

Check out the full article here!

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