If you scroll through Instagram enough, you’ll come across lots of people describing different breathing techniques.
But here’s the secret- there’s no one magic technique that works for everyone!
There are so many methods out there to reduce anxiety, but the trick is to find the right one for you!
Progressive muscle relaxation
Yogic nasal breathing
The best you can do is try the different ones and practice each one long enough to see if it helps you.
You can start off by picking one and practicing it for 5-10 minutes twice a day.
That way, you have practiced and honed a skill that you can use when you need it in your moments of anxiety and panic.
The goal is to slow your breath, bring your focus back to your body & breath and eventually lower your blood pressure and anxiety.
For guidance on any of these techniques, make an appointment with a naturopathic doctor to assess your mental health work with you on a plan on how you can integrate one or more of these techniques into your toolbox.
Book a naturopathy session to learn more about breathing techniques.