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Relief from Anxiety

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Dorothy Ratusny
BEING LOVE
Experience a simple and effective way to regulate your breath that instantly slows your breathing rate, blood pressure and heart rate - allowing you relief from anxiety.  Witness your breath in this deliberate way and regain control, releasing anxiety.  This will help so much if you suffer from anxiety!  Namaste!  xo dorothy
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Tiffany
Calmess
I can calm myself without others. I need to teach this to my daughter.
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Frank
Just breathe
By focusing on our breathing can help to alleviate that anxiety feeling so that we can gain control of our body as a whole.
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Shibahn
Regain control
As someone who suffers from anxiety, this meditation was spot on. I have recently learned about the best ways to breathe through a panic attack (this technique) and it does truly work. Doing this meditation before I start my day reminds me that I can regain control if I start to panic. I can find peace on my own long enough for me to seek support from a trusted person, if I need it. I feel prepared for today. Thank you for sharing it.
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Mike
Importance of exhaling
This was a great meditation :-) It helped re-enforce how significant a deep exhale is when breathing meditatively. After filling your body with air during the inhale, if you exhale for an even longer count, it can really add to how deeply you relax!! Thanks! 😊😌
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Maria Elena
Anxiety
As we extend our exhalation our anxiety softens and eventually disappears. A great tool. Children should learn it is easy and effective.
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Lorraine
Breath
I was reminded of the scripture: I live and breathe in Christ.
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Harvey
Anxiety
I must comment on our instructor Dorothy, I personally find the tone of voice, tempo of speech , content of the message extremely relaxing and effective. My anxiety level without question drops during practice and hopefully continues to during my daily routine. Thank you Dorothy.
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Alicia
Releasing anxiety involves the breath
I learned that my breathing exhalations are a tool for releasing anxiety.
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Deb
Second meditation
Breath is very important to relax. Take longer exhales then inhales. It changes the nervous system to parasympathetic.
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Lily
Breath
I learned that breathing and time can help calm the mind and spirit and that taking just a few minutes to regulate your breathing can be extremely helpful and calming.
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Emily
Breath
Breathing can be a form of relaxation and is helpful when trying to reduce anxiety or stress.
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Ilene
Day one
Being conscious of the control you have over your breath is great for focusing on and keeping my head from running off with my thoughts. Awesome session, much to learn.
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Angel
Lovely
Today I learned that with some Extended breathing who knew that could do the trick to all this anxiety I must do this again felt amazing afterwards thank you 💛🙏🏻
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Chris
Tools
This made me remember how important it is to check in with my body when I experience feelings of anxiety. Oftentimes, a key tool into calming myself will come from my body itself.
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Matthew
Relaxing and stress relieving
I wouldn't have thought that I could measure and extend my inhalations and exhalations, but apparently, I take in a good deal more air when breathing in than I have ever noticed! I can breathe in for a three or four count, but forcibly exhale for a five or six count without a problem! Good exercise! Relaxing. Hopefully I'll find that it helps lower my dangerously high blood pressure as described! ***saved for future use ***
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Ebony
I feel soothed
I love finding new ways to control the way I am currently feeling through something as simple as breathing which I can do at any time.
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Deb
Meditation 1
I learned that it take practice. Faster inhale = Faster exhale.
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Aeryn
Feeling more in tune with my breathing.
This is the first meditation I have done that has told me to focus specifically on a deep, long exhalation and I found it to be very helpful and calming. Very inspiring and I hope to integrate this to all meditation and my life in general.
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Sarah
I learned that
In order to calm ourselves we can take longer exhales and inhales and focus on our breathing
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Jess
Ride the Wave All The Way to The Shore
The long exhale felt like I was on a board riding in towards the shoreline and the ride kept going and going.....
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Lexie
Day three
Relaxing on my breathing so I won’t go into panic attacks, trying to be a better me, from what I’m going through.
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Abby
I learned that
I can control how it is Im feeling a lot more easily than I thought
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Daniyela
Breathing
I learned that self control starts with your breathing and calming down. It's hard for me. I'm so jumpy all the time.
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Everett
Doing
Breath and vibrate all center on one a point with no edge a middle with no top or bottom
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Sean
Breathe
Was feeling extremely irritated about having to change plans yet again for the 5th time and remembered to take a few minutes to breathe, and realize that I have to be flexible especially during this time and focus on what I really wanted to achieve today
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alex
meditate
you’ve got to meditate to elevate.the focus of breathing has relaxed me
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Molly
I learned that...
Breathing in a controlled manner is difficult but do-able. It just takes a lot of practice and today is only Day 2 for me. I WILL persevere!
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Leslie
Exhale
It was difficult to focus at first because my mind was racing, but the extended exhale shifted my focus completely to my lungs/chest. What a calming feeling.
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Isabel
BREATHE
Breathing makes all the difference. I started out with huge butterflies in my stomach, now i feel great and refreshed
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Ram
Breathing
It is simple and it is Very effective. Fellow meditators! do it!!
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Alexander
Helpful breathing
I had a hard day, and this meditation was helpful in reacquainting myself away from anxiety towards a more relaxed at peace self.
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Cristianna
Effective
I started with a panic attack before listening to this then slowly became more at ease.
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David
Full Exhalation
I find that focusing on full exhalation helps me let go of the stress and tension with each focused breath.
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Jeffrey
Breathing Regulation
I learned that a longer exhalation allows for you nervous system to switch and be more open to relaxation.
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Sanaa
Relax
I learned that exhaling longer relieves worries and stress. This strategy can help with very stressful problems and situations.
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Kathleen
Relief from anxiety
I learned that having a longer exhalation can lead you to a more relaxed state.
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Katelyn
What my anxiety feels like
It’s constantly losing myself only to realize I need to wake up to find myself again is exhausting. And it only stops for a little while, only for this never ending cycle to start all over again.
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DorDor
That so much is about the breath.
An very good thing about this site is reading others comments and personal responses. These are short Meditations so, for me, reading and typing slows me down. Happy New Year to my invisible friends.
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Ben
Meditation and breathing
Can really help with managing anxiety and that walking and practicing controlled breathing is great for feeling good.
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Madalyn
Worrying about the future, esp. $
In this moment, I am OK. Getting anxious about something I can not control right now does not serve me. When I am feeling anxious, getting ahead of myself, and letting worry about the future make me feel badly, I can come back to my breath. With my breath, in this moment, everything is OK.
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Dirk
Clean complete breaths
I needed this after two days of struggling to not let stress dominate my consciousness. Really focusing on the exhalation helped me relax and slow down, and drop the rock of worry I’ve been carrying.
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Anna
Meditated so hard I cried
Deep breathing really helps calm me down and I’ve had such a stressful day this was so cathartic.
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Jacob
1/14/18
Anxiety is the lack of mindfulness. May help combatting it.
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Bronwen
Being love
A longer out breath is a very quick way to relax I will work on building that into everyday
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Jessica
Breathe & meditate
By just taking a minute and regulating your breathing can calm the mind and soul. When focusing on my breathing, it alleviates my anxiety which allows me to gain more control of my body. My mind is less able to wander when I am conscious of my breathing.
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Chelsea
Helpful
I found a long exhalation very helpful. I calmed down and no longer felt so stressed out.
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Francisco
Exalacion
Concentrarse en exhalaciones el doble de tiempo que la inhalación , ayuda a resolver ansiedad
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Olivia
Breathing
I didn’t realize focusing on my breathing so much can relax me and make me feel better
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Kristina
Breath and meditating
It’s so important to take time to just be with my breath and notice it. I have really started being more in the present moment.
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Maria
Relief from anxiety
I learned that breath carefully helps to liberate our mind. Love the tone of voice of Dorothy helps me to relax making this session easy. Thank you!!!
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Margot
Focus on breathing out.
I had always focused on deep breaths in. And sometimes that made my heart race even more. But I found by elongating the exhalation it relaxed me more. Thank you
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Erica
Breathe
The deep breathing put me to sleep! Wow- that was great! I felt like I was in a trans
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Elyse
Breathe
I’ve been trying to focus on my breathing in my daily life whenever I feel anxious or stressed. I think exhaling for longer may be an additional trick that can help me stay calm.
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Clee
Exhale!
Simple but effective tool... increasing the length of my exhale I can recenter any where and any time with this mindfulness breathing technique!
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Louisa
Breathing
I learned that focusing on your breathing can help you to relax
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Abbey
Breathing
Breathing is so important when you feel anxious wow I never thought I could calm down by breathing more deeply and slower.
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alexandria
breathing
i learned that taking a deep breath and just letting it all out nice and slowly, takes the weight off
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Seth
Serenity
Being around my family during the difficult year that I had last year has been a real blessing. But at the same time, I still feel like I am troubled trying to find my inner peace.
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Amy
Full Exhalation
Great practice of ridding the body of the anxiety through the counting down of the exhale. Very nice practice. Thank you.
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Samuel
Slowing down
I learned that whenever I am rushing around, becoming conscious of my breath will relax me.
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Alexandra
relief
i have been feeling very stressed and anxious lately and doing this meditation before bed really felt great and i felt such a sense of relief
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Yaxiri
I liked it
I learned that I need to take deep breaths to calm me down which is good
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Tegan
Pleasantly surprised
I didn’t think it would work so good but I honestly feel less tense :)
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Joyce
Silence is golden
It did feel good and relaxing just to breath in the silence, although I kept thinking after a long silence maybe I had fallen asleep and missed something! But really, what is there to miss? Namaste
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Heidi
I learned that I can learn
Loved this teacher’s calming voice and simple yet scientific explanation of how to relieve anxiety
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Lindsay
Calmer than b4
Although her voice is annoying what she said rang true to me and i can really see the benefits of longer exhales
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Harvey
Relief from anxiety
The ambient background sounds , music and pace in which Dorothy speaks simply adds to a wonderfully therapeutic and magical experience.
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Jess
14/06/19
I noticed myself becoming more relaxed as I gradually extended my exhalations. By focusing on the slowing down of my breath I was able to avoid unwanted thoughts and achieve clarity of mind.
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Robyn
ADHD
Taking time to regroup at the end of the workday helps my next morning go more smoothly
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Ethan
I liked the beginning
Good one, helped with some anxiety. It’s hard for me to hold focus
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