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Deep Belly Breathing

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Jiva Masheder
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Teacher
There's a link between our mood or emotions and how we breathe - when we're anxious or stressed, breathing often becomes short and tight. By deliberately breathing slowly into our lower bodies, we can reduce anxiety and calm stress.
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Susie
Deep Belly Breathing
This breathing method is sooo calming for me. Sometimes it may take me awhile to breathe this deeply and other times it seems natural. Thanks for your gentle guidance 🙏
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Rowan
I feel very relaxed and I’ve had a terrible day, I always forget to take deep breathes
It’s good to breathe and I sometimes forget to take deep breathes, and I need to throughout my day more
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Hannah
Learning
I felt that belly breathing really brought my attention back to the present moment and helped me slow down and calm down.
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Susan
Deep Belly Breathing
I was tired this morning when I started this practice. As I was guided through the breathing, I realized that my breath was short and shallow and up in my shoulders. Thank you for helping my day start on a better note.
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Jeanisse
Just breathe
Take a moment to yourself, lay down, place your hands in your stomach and, with each deep breath you take, feel the rise of it; and when exhaling, feel your stomach being lowered. With each breath you take, you clear your head of unwanted and even unnecessary thoughts. So, just breathe deep, and be here.
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Alyssa
Helped
This really helped. I always find myself breathing short breaths from stress and anxiety, this was a great exercise to bring me back to calmn
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Marco Glave
I woke up anxious
The breathing technique calmed me a bit. I’ll continue to try and see
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Minerva
Belly breathing
I learned that belly breathings is relaxing and should be practiced more frequently.
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Gillian
Anxious
This helped me start my day off with better breathing. I’m going to focus on taking deep belly breaths today when I need a minute to relax.
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Recy
Take time
Free my mind for a while, just feel the moment while listening to calming sounds. Collect positive thoughts
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Luna
I felt very calm and it started to give me sleep
I learned that you should take sometime to breath and feel how your belly rises and falls, normally we don't breath like that and we inhale not many air to fill our lungs
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Andrea
I loved it! Was amazing. I am not stress at all
I felt many feelings inside of me. It was hard at the beginning because I couldn’t focus my brain in the meditation, but then I got it.
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Wendy
Deep belly breath
Wow...this works great. I will practice this more during the day.
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Illse
Ditto
I notice to often that the Aura mediations picked for me seems to fit my need for that particular moment of my body nourishment
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Melani
Training my brain
I felt like I was teaching myself how to breathe properly. And my body listened.
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Tina
Letting Go
When I was stressed I didn’t know what to do then the next morning I went back to this app and their was already a video for and I was stressed relief so from now on I am coming here
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Taylor
Restful
I have been under a tremendous amount of stress lately, and this practice really helped me just slow my mind
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Tricia
Reminder
It was nice to have a reminder to take a few minutes to breathe and a positive message to start the day with.
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Emily
Belly Breathing
Deep belly breathing was more relaxing than just asking deep breaths - they were easier for me to control. It gave my brain something to focus on and helped pull that stress down and out of my shoulders and neck.
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Aaliyah
Breathing
I felt that after the session my breathing was way more calm and I actually did feel better.
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Kari
Meditation
I learned a different type of relaxation exercise. It really does the trick.
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Tanya
Stressed
I learned that I need to focus on relieving my stress and sugar. My blood sugar is going up. My stress is up. This helped me Today I will repair a relationship and stay focused on the present moment as much as possible.
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Tania
I noticed that I don’t always breathe deeply
I learned to take the time to practice breathing helps steady the mind & body
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Amanda
It only takes a moment to shift energy!
Changing energy and Mood is so very easy, but we so often don’t do it because feel rushed. One moment can shift everything.
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Brenda
I felt my mind would continue to race but I tried to just get back to my breathing. Meditation was better than no meditation. I just keep trying😊
It’s always good to pay attention to my breathing and in times of stress or any emotion I can go to my breathing
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Tommy
Feeling fat
I realized I have trained my body to naturally take higher smaller breaths and when I forced the breath down today it wasn’t easy and didn’t feel natural, especially when I had to “poke” my belly out to take a deep breath.
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Ant
When breath is high in your body
Breath can be carried high in my lungs. Try to breathe into my belly when this happens to help release pressure & anxiety
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JOANNE
Breath
I rarely breath deeply so this has reminded me to stop and do deep breathing
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Lisa
I felt more relaxed deep breathing
It helped me to focus more on my breathing. Reminded me to slow down
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Simone
Down
I am struggling with health issues and I recognize a pattern that when my health gets bad my anxiety skyrockets and I get triggered by the smallest things. Setting aside time for breathwork and meditation really helps me manage my anxiety.
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Amalia
Ease
My energy shifted…this slowed me down and helped me to feel more open.
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Alison
My first time doing this,
I learned that my anxiety was less afterwards. I will continue to do this each day to keep my anxiety levels down