My meditations start with thoughts of me in one of my favorite, safest spaces. I can see the clear sky, hear the waves, smell the salty sea air, feel the cool sand between my toes. Feeling safe, happy, and spiritually open is an important first step in any meditation or breathwork meditation exercise; and it allows us to maximize the positive energy flowing in and out of us.
Breathwork—a mindful practice that has become a buzzword in the wellness world—is an active meditation of guided breath for extended intervals of time. But Breathwork is so much more than the idea of “breathing correctly” or a “breathing exercise”. Breathwork offers a variety of techniques with an intentional use of the breath as a tool for healing and transformation.
Daily Breathwork and Meditation supports our mental, emotional and physical health in many ways. Lower stress levels, blood pressure, alleviates anxiety and negative emotions, fosters brain growth, improves heart rate variability – these are just a few.
I’ve been practicing breathwork for over 2 years now, and it is has saved me, guided me, and supported me through daily stress, anxiety, and other life obstacles that knock us down.
So as we’re all at home and needing a daily mental wellness exercise, I’m sharing my go to Breathwork meditation tips for stress and anxiety. This is a simple daily Breathwork meditation I do daily and the most helpful tips I’ve learned over the years that continue to support me, and hopefully can support you too.
Breathwork Meditation Tips for Stress & Anxiety
Clear the mind completely. Begin by focusing on our breath.
Generate an image or idea of love, joy, or peace in our minds before we begin. For me, it’s this beach moment, and a simple affirmation such as “I am loved and protected.”
Inhale slowly in 5 counts. With each inhale, feel our lungs and body expand, come alive, and feel full of love and positive energy.
Hold the breath for 5 counts. Focus on the vision of us in this safe, beautiful place, and a new affirmation, such as “Peace begins within me.”
Exhale slowly in 5 counts. Exhale tension, exhale fear, exhale all the negativity weighing us down. Exhale our positive intentions into the world.
Repeat 4-5 times daily. 🙏🏽
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Have you tried breathwork meditation before? What helps you deal with stress and anxiety? Let me know in a comment below!