When was the last time you paid attention to your breath? We often forget that we each carry a powerhouse of healing each time we inhale and exhale. What’s great is we can turn to our breath at any time, it’s with us always, which is incredibly comforting and empowering to know. Tuning in to our breathing is something we can do anywhere – it’s our greatest built-in tool!
Breathing exercises have countless health benefits.
To name a few, deep breathing can:
- Help us relax and relieve stress
- Lower our heart rate and reduce blood pressure
- Help us sleep
- Relieve pain and discomfort
You can read more about its benefits here:
- What Is Diaphragmatic Breathing? – healthline.com
- Benefits of Deep Breathing – livestrong.com
- 4 Amazing Things You Had No Idea You Could Do With Your Breath – oprah.com
I know what you’re thinking – “how will I have the time to do these exercises?” I’ve got a solution for you! Here are four breathing exercises for anxiety that are each under 5 minutes. The next time you’re feeling anxious, or simply need a time-out from life, follow along with one of these exercises to feel calmer and more at peace in no time. Yep – I’ve just made it a lil’ easier for you to practice more self-care!
Check out the four breathing exercises for anxiety below!
Related: GUIDED IMAGERY FOR STRESS + 6 FREE EXERCISES
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this blog is written from personal and lived experience. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional mental health services, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health or mental health, you should always consult with a healthcare professional.
# 1 – RELAX – Breathing exercise #1 | Kati Morton
# 2 – Breathing Exercise for Anxiety, Relaxation, and Stress Relief | 5 Minutes W/ Meditation Music
# 3 – One Minute Breathing Exercise
# 4 – Calm Breathe Bubble | Breathing Exercise [30 sec]
Self-care can be a difficult thing for us to start. And, we often talk ourselves out of it with the excuse that we’ll get to it later. Guess what? We never get to it later. These short breathing exercises make self-care a little bit easier. They are perfect little resources we can turn to any time and anywhere. Breathing exercises provide countless health benefits – one of them being their ability to help us relax and calm an anxious mind.
The next time you need a breather, allow yourself to take it. You will be surprised at the difference just 5 minutes can make for your well-being. Wishing you oh-so-much wellness + self-love, my lovely friends!
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