Anxiety is both a physical and cognitive issue. Anxiety can plague our body and our thoughts -- leading to the tightening of our chests, to us not being able to catch our breath, to cycling negative thoughts. So here I present to you a specific practice to utilize when you experience anxiety, both in your body and in your mind. All I ask is that you commit AT LEAST 15 minutes a day to this practice in order to achieve the best results. These tips can be used at the onset of anxiety or panic, however, I suggest utilizing them daily in order to maintain an overall calmer state.
Accept your anxiety without judgement and prepare yourself to work through it. Try not to fight it, and allow yourself to ride the wave.
The sooner you make this a daily habit, the easier it will be for you to relax when faced with anxiety. When you implement deep breathing into your daily routine, you start the day in a here-and-now state. Better yet, you're not wasting time worrying about the future, or reliving the past.