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Understanding Anxiety eBook

Understanding Anxiety eBook

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Understanding Anxiety eBook
Understanding Anxiety eBook

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Published by: bvbiz on Jan 25, 2012
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While we all breathe, most of us are breathing less effectively than we could.

When we are stressed out, we are far more likely to take shallow breaths with each inhalation.

This is because our chests tighten up with shoulder tension and muscular tension, causing our

breathing to be altered when we are feeling anxiety.

For some, this is an everyday occurrence, so they don't even notice it. But what is happening is

that their bodies aren't getting enough oxygen.

And since you do need oxygen to live, this is a problem for your stress levels.

When your body isn't functioning at its highest capacity, and that's what happens when your

cells don't get enough oxygen, you are prone to physical symptoms when under stress.

You might feel fatigued, unable to concentrate, and you will notice that you simply don't feel


Instead of letting stress take over, you will want to try this breathing exercise.

Whenever you feel like things are getting a little too difficult, stop for a moment and close your

eyes. Take a deep breath in, so large that your stomach begins to expand as you breathe in.

Hold this breath for four seconds and then exhale for the same number of seconds.

When you breathe out all of your air, don't breathe in again immediately, wait a few seconds

and then breathe in.

Repeat this as often as possible to help your body get enough oxygen and release muscular

tension that can make you feel even more anxious.

You are also clearing out any stale air in your lungs, allowing your body to feel energized and


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