All posts tagged breathing

Breathing for Stress Relief

An illustrated menu of breathing options from the NYT: Consciously changing the way you breathe appears to send a signal to the brain to adjust the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, which can slow heart rate and digestion and promote feelings of calm as well as the sympathetic system, which controls the release of […]

8 Tips for Reducing Anxiety

Anxiety reduction tips from Matthew Edlund on the Huffington Post.  Number one is nice and simple: Start with deep breathing. Stand up straight and breathe in to the count of four, out to the count of eight. Repeat for five breaths.

Breathing Exercises for Panic Attacks

Ben Brennan on breathing exercises for panic:

Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Book spotlight:  The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J. Bourne.  Still going strong after four editions. One Amazon reviewer’s weigh-in: I was amazed at how the breathing techniques and muscle relaxation exercises, done several times a day…greatly improved my anxiety issues. Who knew that most of us do not know how to breathe correctly, […]