When you join, you’ll get access to:
- 9 audio guided meditations
- 9 video guided meditations
- 1 downloadable “emergency” meditation to help calm you when you’re starting to feel anxious
- 9 PDF worksheets to record your progress
- 9 journaling prompts to help you identify and process your emotional triggers
- Yours to keep for the lifetime of the program
How does Breathwork help manage anxiety?
Breathwork is an active form of meditation where you manipulate your breath to change the way you feel. Our body knows how to breathe naturally, but a lot of times we aren’t breathing properly. This can create an imbalance of the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange. It can also contribute to anxiety, panic attacks, and fatigue. When you are anxious, you tend to take shallow, rapid breaths from your chest, you might even start to hyperventilate. This type of breathing will increase your heart rate and create muscle tension. And your sympathetic nervous system becomes activated, creating a surge of adrenaline and cortisol in your body, alerting it to protect itself.
When we shift our breathing to abdominal breathing (using your diaphragm), your body enters into a relaxed state. Your parasympathetic nervous system gets activated, slowing your heart rate, which helps to reduce the feelings of anxiety. Breathwork also has mood-boosting powers helping you feel calm and relaxed. Having a daily practice of active breathing is an important component to reduce anxiety.
No experience necessary
Breathwork is a simple, yet powerful practice. Anyone can do it. And it’s perfect if you have never meditated before or think you’re “not good” at meditating. During the 7 days you will learn how to use your breath to calm your body and mind. You will also be guided in a series of visualizations to promote relaxation and rest. Visualization is another powerful technique that can help you cope with the anxiety and the constant worrying. It focuses your attention on more calming and peaceful images.