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Anxiety Breathing technique: The Bumble Bee Breath


The Bumble Bee Breath is an ancient yoga breathing technique that imitates the sound of a bumble bee. It is very relaxing and prompts the release of seratonin.


Some benefits:

- calms the mind and soothes anxiety

- helps memory and concentration

- good for headaches including migraines 

- good for the thyroid


How to do it:

Sit comfortably


Relax your shoulders


Close your throat slightly so you can hear your breath when you breathe in


Cover your ears with your thumbs and your eyes with your fingers


Keep your lips closed but lightly and your teeth slightly apart with your jaw relaxed and breathe out slowly making a long, low humming sound


Make your exhalation long and smooth


Repeat 5-10 times


Then sit with long slow breaths for a couple of minutes and enjoy the peace.


Listen to the full podcast below:


Breathe features six guided exercises to help you use your breath to slay your anxiety:
Belly Breathing for Reducing Anxiety
The Awareness Breath for Quieting the Mind
The Measured Breath for Easing Anxious Thoughts
The Bumble Bee Breath for Calming Anxiety
Calming Breathing Guided Meditation
and supportive background music for your breathing practice



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