Calm your stress and anxiety with abdominal breathing

Life situations and stress can often change the way we breathe. When we are stressed, our bodies operate in the 'fight or flight' response. Have you noticed sometimes your breathing is irregular or seems to be from your throat or upper chest? Prolonged periods of stress can mean that we end up breathing incorrectly all the time – many people only breathe from the top part of their lungs. This leads to a poor exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, depriving our bodies of both vital gases. This can make us feel ‘spaced out’, dizzy, tired, anxious, and can lead to panic attacks and insomnia. By paying attention to our breath and practising quality breathing on a regular basis

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