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How Do I Practice Deep Breathing for Anxiety?

Article from VeryWell Mind by Arlin Cuncic

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According to Arlin Cuncic, "Deep breathing helps you to avoid the "fight-or-flight" response to stressful situations. In these situations, your body's automatic systems are on high alert and signal your heart to beat faster and breathing rate to increase. By consciously becoming aware of your breathing and regulating its depth and rate, the likelihood of spiraling into a panic or anxiety attack is lowered."

This article discusses different breathing methods that can help lower anxiety.

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anxiety, Deep Breathing, Mindfulness