When anxious we may notice an increase in our breathing rate AND breathing up into our neck and chest.
We end up repeating breathing patterns that are less effective and expansive, which can further contribute to unease and an unsettled feeling in the brain and body.
Today I wanted to share with you two breathing solutions that can help you expand how you breathe and a as result reduce your anxiety:
✔️Sensory input to ribcage
✔️Lateral rib breathing
By adding some sensory input to the front, sides and back of your ribs you increase the awareness to where you can expand your breath.
Secondly by adding gentle pressure into the sides of your ribcage you can encourage a more lateral breath.
The drills shared here are to help your brain interrupt the tendency to breathe shallowly and into the neck and expand more deeply improving parasympathetic activity.
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