Deep Breathing Techniques to Stop Anxiety & Stress – Part 1/3

Main Benefits of Deep Breathing

  • – For calm in the highest anxiety situations
  • – The defense department uses it to overcome PTSD, anxiety and depression

Deeper Benefits:

  • – Overcome physical or mental illness
  • – Increase your energy and healing even from even terminal illness
  • – Increase strength, stamina, and accuracy
  • – Connection with the divine and euphoria
  • – Achieve higher states including enlightenment
  • – Overcome pain and cold
  • – Increase fat burning
  • – Higher brain function and creativity and more

Oxygen is Our Primary Fuel

Before Food and Water, Oxygen is the primary source of fuel and we can only go minutes without it and 20% of your oxygen is used by your brain. So shallow breathing causes a host of problems:

Typical Problems with Shallow Breathing

Stress, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, headache, and Brain problems.

Breathing Test:

  • – Start by noticing your a normal breath. How do you do it?
  • Are your shoulders and chest involved?
  • Is your mouth open?
  • How much are you taking in? (More that the average of about a cup)

– Now take a deep breath?

  • Did you open your mouth?
  • Did you breath long and tall or down to your belly?
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to start making lots of efforts to breath consciously, so that you can change your habits to offer you physical and mental health.

– Exhale Test:

  • Take a normal exhale, then notice how much more air you can push out. This is the amount of air you are not detoxing out of your body.

Interested in moving this further? Try a Guided Meditation:  



Structure of Inadequate Shallow Breathing

  • This is done by more than 95% of people. It’s done using your:
  • – Chest, neck, and shoulder muscles to breath.
  • – Breathing up and long, instead of down and wide (which gives much more capacity to inhale more oxygen)
  • – Poor Posture
  • – Mouth Breathing

Train Your Diaphragm by being conscious of a few things:

  • – Breathing through the Nose.
  • – Leave your should still and push out your belly.
  • – Having Good Posture – We have 30% more breathing capacity when sitting or standing up straight.
  • – Setting your alarm at least 2 times a day to do deep breathing exercises.
  • – Leave post it notes to remind yourself to consciously breathe.
  • – More in Part 2

Proper Breathing:

  • – Breathe through your nose
  • – Into your belly and expand horizontally.
  • – Then squeeze it out for the exhale.
  • This will retrain you to breathe back to the right way.

Tactical Breathing Technique 4-4-6-2

  • Remember to exhale longer than the inhale so that you get it all out.
  • – Inhale for 4
  • – Then Hold for 4
  • – Exhale for 6 &
  • – Hold for 2
  • Do this for 10 cycles a couple of times a day
  • (See what you notice the difference in your body and emotional cycle.)

Next See My Videos On:

– Four Natural Ways to Clean Your Indoor Air

– Wim Hof Versus Shamanic Breathing

– Part 2 – Breathing to Stop Anxiety

– Part 3 – Breathing for Athletes & for Asthma

– Guided Meditations

– Chi Gong Videos



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