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How to Improve Your HRV with Breathing Exercises & Breathwork

breathwork Mar 18, 2021
 
This is an introductory guide to help you improve your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) with breathing exercises and breathwork. Breathwork can improve the stress response of your body and mind, reduce anxiety, boost your mood, improve sleep quality, and enhance athletic performance. 
 
In this post we will tell you exactly what HRV is, how breathwork affects it, and provide specific breathing exercises that will increase your HRV score. Improved HRV can help improve all aspects of your life, including confidence, focus, athletic performance, and sleep.
 
If you're interested to learn how to increase your HRV score with breathing exercises and breathwork, read on.
 

What does HRV stand for?

HRV stands for Heart Rate Variability. HRV refers to the variations in time between each heart beat.
 

How does HRV work?

When you inhale, your heart rate (the number of times your heart beats per minute) naturally rises. When you exhale, it slows down again. ...
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The Complete Guide to Breathwork for Anxiety

 

 

Breathwork is a term used to describe the mindfulness practice of conscious breathing. During breathwork, we actively control the length and depth of our inhales and exhales, to have an effect on our emotional and physical state.

Breathwork is an active form of meditation with many health benefits including reduced stress and anxiety, better sleep, and boosted mood. In this article, we will review how breathwork and anxiety are related and how to perform the best breathwork exercises for anxiety at home.

 

Anxiety & breathing: how are they connected?

It’s a common misconception that anxiety takes place exclusively inside the mind. How often does someone try to help reduce anxiety by telling us to “think positively”? In reality, the stress response has much more to do with our entire body, and harnessing the power of the breath can be one of the most effective ways to restore relaxation.

 

What is anxiety and what causes it?

Anxiety is a general...

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