Anxiety Ease

Anxiety ease was designed to help you in the midst of high anxiety. This exercise soothes the mind, while lowering the heart rate and blood pressure.

Mechanics: Breathe slowly into your lower abdomen on the inhale. Your stomach should expand on the inhale and contract on the exhale. Try keeping your chest and shoulders as still as possible while you breathe. __WARNING__ *For your safety, we recommend practicing breathwork while sitting or lying down. If you feel lightheaded, please stop immediately. Do not practice while driving or in water.*

Using the Anxiety Ease breath

Science

Slow and controlled diaphragmatic breathing with a long exhale triggers the body's natural relaxation response, by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and calms the mind. This exercise also helps you increase the amount of oxygen in your blood, which is lower under stress and anxiety.
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