We know that stress has a significant impact on our overall health. Taking steps to alleviate stress in our life isn’t just about feeling more relaxed - it can improve work performance, sleep, relationships and most notably, can improve our physical health.
Although it’s commonly advised to “take a deep breath” when we’re feeling overwhelmed, it may be hard to imagine a significant connection between the simple action of breathing and stress. However, our respiratory system is one of the most complex systems of the human body, and harnessing its power is an enormously effective way to take control of our health.
In this article, we’ll explain the link between breathwork and stress relief, and provide easy and impactful ways in which you can begin to implement breathwork techniques to relieve stress and improve your physical and mental health. If you would also like to learn about breathing techniques to help you cope with anxiety,...
Author: Julia Haist
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 breathing and anxiety are related and how breathwork can help alleviate the symptoms. We have also listed some simple breathwork techniques you could try at home when you are feeling anxious.
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...