Breathing Exercise for Anxiety, Relaxation, and Stress Relief | 5 Minutes W/ Meditation Music
Breathing Exercises for Anxiety, Relaxation, and Stress Relief utilizes mindfulness breathing exercises to help you cope with anxiousness and stresses of everyday life. This 5 Minute Breathing Exercise for everyone can help bring feelings of inner peace.
To begin, sit comfortably or lie down and as you follow the on screen image, make sure to relax your body as you breathe in and out. Try and complete the full 5 minute breathing exercise for best results.
Focusing our attention on our breathing is an excellent way to rid the mind of mental noise and worries about past or future events and allow us to be aware of the present moment. This mindful breathing exercise can help to rejuvenate you in the middle of a work day as well.
The most basic way we can do mindfulness breathing is to simply focus on inhaling and exhaling by “watching” our breath. You can do this anywhere and once you get used to the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of inhalation-hold-exhalation in this 5 minute breathing exercise, then you can do it closing your eyes and just listening to the music as it may be more comfortable. You can also lie down and just listen to the music if you like.
It can be helpful to set aside a certain time to practice this deep breathing exercise every day, and as I mentioned above it can also be very good for revitalizing your energy mid-day. However I recommend spending around 20 minutes breathing and relaxing with your eyes closed in order to achieve best results when trying to reset in the middle of a long work day.
• Find a position that you find comfortable. Sitting in a comfortable chair or lying down (once you have mastered the timing of the breath) is recommended
• Notice your body and pay attention to how you feel. If you feel certain muscles are tense or are working too hard actively relax those muscles. It can be helpful to scan your body in your mind and focus on relaxing each part of your body at a time. For example, you can start by relieving tension and anxiety in your toes, then relax your feet, then your ankles, your calves, and so on until your entire body is relaxed.
• If you feel the 4-7-8 (Inhalation-Hold-Exhalation) to be too difficult for the best breathing exercise for beginners, start with just paying attention to your breath without actively controlling it, just pay attention to you breathing in and out naturally, without doing anything.
• As you do this, you may notice your mind start to wander and think about other things. This is completely normal. Don't get tense or stressed out just allow the thoughts to fade away as you refocus your attention to your breath
• At the end of this breathing exercise for Anxiety or Breathing Exercise for Relaxation, feel your whole body one last time and notice how much more relaxed you feel. Also take a moment to appreciate yourself for taking the time to care for yourself and practicing this best breathing exercise.
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