Breathing for reducing anxiety

This self help Breathing to the Heart Exercise is good for helping to control of anxiety

  1. Sit comfortably, or lie down and tune into your breathing for a few moments

  2. Become aware of the area around your heart, explore the feeling around it, the muscles, the bones

  3. Feel as if your breath is filling your heart on the inbreath and emptying on the outbreath

The next steps are optional, you may want to work up to 4. Only after you are comfortable, move to step 5.

4. Continuing the breathing into the heart and recall a situation when you felt completely content and just stay with that while breathing in and out of the heart

5. Allow a feeling of gratefulness to come in while you remember this situation and breathe into your heart, notice the felt sensation of this in your body

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