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Breathwork for Anxiety: How to Lower Stress and Find Inner Calm

Do you struggle with stress and anxiety? In this video, I’ll show you how to use your breath to lower your levels of stress and anxiety. When we feel anxious or stressed, we tend to experience it mainly in our head with rampant thoughts, projecting into the future and worrying. However, anxiety also manifests itself as a physical sensation in our body. To hack into anxiety with your breath, you need to become aware of it and turn towards it. Don’t try to numb or run away from it. Instead, turn towards your body, look inward, and ask yourself, “What state am I in?” When you notice your anxiety creeping up, start controlling your exhale by inhaling through your nose and slowly exhaling through pursed lips. Lengthening your exhale can stimulate your vagus nerve and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps your body to recover, relax and rest. By controlling your inhale and exhale, you’ll start to gain control over your anxiety and stress. The simple exercise of lengthening your exhale can take just a few minutes but can be incredibly effective in helping you feel less anxious and more in control. So, the next time you feel stressed or anxious, take a deep breath and start to control your exhale.

By Kasper van der Meulen

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The Dark Side of Goal Setting: Why You Might Need to Stop

The Dark Side of Goal Setting: Why You Might Need to Stop

Hi there! In this video, I discuss the dark side of goal setting and why it may be time for you to stop setting goals. While setting goals can be a powerful tool for personal development and achievement, it can also lead to a spiral of negative self-talk and...

Breath Mastery: You Don’t Need Breathing Techniques

Breath Mastery: You Don’t Need Breathing Techniques

In this video, I talk about how you don't necessarily need a formal breathwork practice to reap the benefits of breathwork. As a breathwork teacher, I know the importance of a formal practice, but I've found that an informal practice can be just as effective in...