Breathwork: An Easy Way to Manage Emotional Stress
Breathing can have a profound impact on your health and well-being. It can help you to release stress and regulate the nervous system. Breathing deeply into the diaphragm stimulates your vagus nerve which increases your relaxation.
The breath is the key to relaxation and stress management.
In my private practice, I often teach people the upside-down triangle breath. This is one of the many breath forms I recommend for regulating the nervous system, and quieting the mind. Below, you'll find the instructions for this calming breathing technique. You can practice this breath-form for 5-20 minutes at a time, as often as needed.
One challenge I've heard time and again is that when people attempt to do the triangle breath on their own, they drift off and forget they are even doing it. Sometimes it's challenging to stay focused and present in the moment.
For this reason, I've created a somatic breathwork recording to guide you through this simple and powerful practice. You can engage in this breath-form anytime, especially if you're feeling anxious, worried, or stressed out. This will interrupt the stress signal in the nervous system, expand your range of breath, and quiet the mind.