Feeling Overwhelmed? Try These 3 Breathwork Techniques to Help You Find Ease

Breathwork is a way to consciously control your breathing to help you find more mental, emotional, and physical ease. We live hectic lives and it’s important that we make the time to pause…and breathe to find more ease and manage our stress in a healthy way. Releasing the breath and breathing more smoothly will help you push out negative energy and welcome in a sense of calm.

Find a comfortable seat or standing position, let your shoulders fall away from your ears, soften your jaw and soften the space between your brows - then give these breathwork techniques a try!

  1. Energy Boosting Breath.

    This breathing technique clears the mind and gives you more energy. The goal is to breathe in a bit more than usual. Inhale through your nose, pause when you are at lung capacity, then take a few tiny breathes in and pause again. Release by exhaling full out of your nose. Repeat three more times.

  2. The Breath of Acceptance

    When you’re feeling overwhelmed by stressors in your life take a few moments to try this breathing technique. Holding on to these emotions takes more energy and mental capacity than releasing them. Use this to help you find ease and let go of the negative energy. Take a long deep breath in through the nose, pause, then exhale fully with the sound of hmmm. Repeat three or more times, then follow up with the energy boosting breath.

  3. Reconnecting Breath

    When you’re feeling ungrounded or out of control - it’s important that we reground and come back to our physical body. This breathing technique helps you feel safe and helps you reset. If possible - lay on the ground or yoga mat with your feet on the mat with your knees bent. Place one hand on your heart and one hand on your stomach. Then take a deep breath in through the nose and exhale a bit more out of your mouth. Repeat three or more times.

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Molly Black