Breathing Techniques To Beat Anxiety
Anxiety Breathing Techniques
By Ryan Light, Running/Anxiety Coach
Breathing techniques to beat anxiety, you say? We all have moments of temporary panic—where it seems as if there’s too much to do or too much bad news to cope with. Sometimes that anxiety comes and goes—and sometimes it doesn’t go at all. Whatever the reason or duration for anxiety’s occurrence, there’s a powerful tool you have at your disposal, all the time, to help tame it: your breath. Think about it: When you are sad your breath may become wracked. When you’re angry, you might breathe more quickly. And when you’re anxious you feel as though you’re not getting a full, rich breath. Noting the problem is the first step; being conscious about your breathing is the next step. Different breathing exercises can put different parts of the body to work to better control your emotional and physical reactions to anxiety and other issues. Want to learn more? Follow the steps in this graphic.