Anxiety Relief albums

Reviews

"I am in the middle of working through The Anxiety Slayer Rescue Kit and I must say that it is enlightening and informative...I had no idea about the amount of value there is in this pack, lots of audio to listen to with practical relaxation and breathing techniques, and a fabulous information booklet/worksheet pack."

Maz Lopez

 

"I can't thank you enough for the resources you offer.  I have to say that listening to the podcasts and purchasing some of your guided meditations and kits have changed my life.  I have tried others but your products are the best!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"

Susana

 

Review from Nicola Quinn author of Life Without Panic Attacks

"Many people recovering from chronic anxiety fall into deeper despair after their first setback. "I can't do this. What's happening to me? This isn't working. I'll never be free of this." And this is where Ananga and Shann's comprehensive Anxiety Rescue Kit comes in. 

The gorgeous meditations are profoundly relaxing and suggestions are made as to when they may be used to best effect so you are not left wondering which one to use and when. The affirmations meditation is powerful and restores faith in one's ability to cope and move forward respectfully, reminding you of what awaits you if you are willing to be just a little patient.

The soothing, comforting tones of Ananga and Shann, combined with the authority and experience of these two dedicated individuals, who between them have helped many thousands of people pass through anxiety and out the other side, are always just a finger click away.

I wish I had had the Anxiety Rescue Kit when I was recovering from anxiety. A real treasure."


Nicola Quinn Author, Life Without Panic Attacks http://nicolaquinn.org



"Thank you. This really helped - I downloaded the iTunes guide and have just done it at work. Feeling much less lightheaded."

Breathe: Anxiety Relief Breathing Exercises

 

"Listening to this cd put me in a place of total relaxation and feeling very peaceful. I
felt as if I was on a journey all my own. I feel very inspired to let other people know about
this cd so they can experience the peace that I felt listening to it."


Emotional Peace Amazon Review

 

"I love Anxiety Slayer and have been waiting for this since they announced it on the podcast. Their combination of soothing music and words work for me every time. Transition to Calm is also one of my favourites and I use them a lot."

Izzy Johnson UK iTunes Review

 

 

Our guided relaxations for stress & anxiety relief are now on Amazon and in the iTunes music store

Please use the links below to listen to samples... 

 

 

I can't thank you enough for the resources you offer.  I have to say that listening to the podcasts and purchasing some of your guided meditations and kits have changed my life.  I have tried others but your products are the best!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Susana

 

Thank you. This really helped - I downloaded the iTunes guide and have just done it at work. Feeling much less lightheaded.

Breathe: Anxiety Relief Breathing Exercises

 

Listening to this cd put me in a place of total relaxation and feeling very peaceful. I
felt as if I was on a journey all my own. I feel very inspired to let other people know about
this cd so they can experience the peace that I felt listening to it.

Emotional Peace Amazon Review

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Wednesday
May182011

How To Use Your Breath To Control Anxious Thoughts 

 

When you want to escape from anxiety, one of the easiest ways to do it is to use your breath. Every emotion you experience has it's own breathing pattern: anger produces rapid erratic breathing, sadness makes us sigh, and anxiety has a shallow rapid breathing pattern.

If you are feeling angry and you take a deep breath and pause, your anger will begin to dissipate and your thoughts will begin to settle down and become more rational.

The ancient sciences of yoga and ayurveda both teach that your mind is deeply affected by your breath. When your breathing is fast and shallow it stirs up your thoughts like the waves on the ocean. Every wave that crashes to the shore brings with it sand and debris that it has stirred up from the floor; but beyond the waves where the water is still and deep, the sand and plants stay settled on the ocean bed. Beneath the surface of the water everything is quiet and still.

When you learn to slow and deepen your breath your stirred up thoughts and feelings will begin to settle. The more you practice directing your breath, the more you can enjoy a sense of internal space and peace where you can sit, rest and reflect, and it is in that quiet and un-stirred up place that you can feel a relaxed awareness that is the exact opposite to the experience of anxiety.

 

A Simple Anxiety Relief Breathing Exercise

For best results, don't wait until you're feeling anxious to try this, but practice it during times when you feel fairly comfortable so you get to know it and feel it's benefits. Try practicing morning and night every day for best results, it will only take you about 5 minutes.

 

   - Find somewhere to sit where you won't be disturbed for the next five minutes.

 

   - Rest your hands on your lap. Let your shoulders relax and roll back and down towards the ground.

 

   - Relax your jaw and mouth, make sure your tongue is relaxed too.

 

   - You can close your eyes if you feel comfortable doing so, or find a spot to focus on.

 

   - Feel your feet on the floor, and feel your legs resting on your seat.

 

   - Take a slow deep breath in through your nose and count to four

     1-2-3-4. Breath in as deeply as you can and feel your stomach stretch and expand.

 

   - Now breath out through your mouth slowly as you count to seven 1-2-3-4-5-6-7

 

   - Empty your lungs completely and pause for a moment.

 

   - Repeat 10 times. One deep breath in and count to four, one long breath out and count to seven.

 

   - Every breath will help to relax you a little bit more. 

 

Taking long breaths out triggers the relaxation response in your body. It tells your mind and nervous system that you are safe and in control.

 

This simple little routine can help you feel calm anytime you begin to feel anxious, stressed, or upset. And, since it's invisible, you can practice it anywhere: on a bus, or train, in the park, or at your desk (perhaps a mini version for just a breath or two), or take yourself off to a rest room for five minutes. No one will notice.

If you make a habit of breathing for anxiety relief you will soon feel the benefits of being able to reign in your anxious thoughts and quiet your mind.

For more thorough guidance on breathing, meditation and recovery from anxiety, please take a look at our new Anxiety Rescue Kit.

image by justCRONO 

 

Listen to the Anxiety Slayer podcast for this article here, and we'll talk you through the breathing exercise. To keep this episode on your iPod for future reference, please subscribe on iTunes.

 

 

 

 

 

Resources to Help You Use Your Breath to Calm Anxiety:

 

 

Guided relaxations and breathing exercises for anxiety relief  

Transition to Calm - Guided Relaxations for Stress & Anxiety Relief - Shann Vander Leek & Ananga Sivyer

 

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Reader Comments (2)

Thats a good Breathing Exercise for Anxiety, it really helps I always try to maintain a positive mental attitude. it helps with learning how to control anxiety

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTony

Thanks for this useful tip.. very easy way to overcome anxiety.

October 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShashi kanth

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