How to Deal With Anxiety Effectively
Wondering how to deal with anxiety? Here’s a quick breathing exercise that can really calm things down. It’s called the 4, 7, 8 breathing technique. To do this, breathe in through your nose for 4 counts, hold it in for 7 counts and then exhale for 8 counts. The elongated exhale helps calm your nerves and relax any anxiety you may be experiencing. Mental health and well-being are just as important as working to make a living. Let’s be good to ourselves and breathe through the stress 🙂
Niamh is an adventurer, life student, and passionate yoga instructor. She first stepped into a yoga studio 3 years ago, where she fell in love with the practice and is now a certified RYS with 200 hours. The balance of intensity and mindfulness that yoga provides helped ground her into a healthy way of life.
How to Deal With Anxiety Effectively With Breathing Exercises
So today we’re going to be focusing on breathing for anxiety.
We all face anxiety in our day to day, whether it be answering emails from our boss, whether it be going through a hard time with our partner, and being able to control the breath and become aware of the breath is a really important part to control your anxiety or stress.
The specific breathing exercise that we’re going to be focusing on today for this is the four, seven, eight breathing technique, which involves inhaling for four counts through the nose, holding at the top.
Then seven counts and exhaling out of the mouth for eight counts.
Having this prolonged exhale on the out breath is super important for calming the body and dropping out of the sympathetic nervous system into the parasympathetic nervous system.
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