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Season 2 - Episode 4

Breathe Through Anxiety

5 min - Practice
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Linda shares a short breathing practice, rose petal breath, to help with anxiety.
What You'll Need: No props needed

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Oct 13, 2017
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Let's go ahead and see if we could breathe that anxiety out of the body. With our rose petal breath, find a simple seat that's comfortable for you, where you feel like you have as much openness in the front of the spine as you do in the back spine. Take a nice inhale and exhale. On your next round, you will exhale as though you have a rose petal between your lips. So you're going to flutter that rose petal a little bit.

It will look like this, inhale. Let's try that with your eyes closed. Inhale all together and exhale. And again. If you're making a little sound at the end of the exhale, it works for you, go ahead and add it, inhale.

Making the eyes soft, the jaw relaxed, and exhale all the way home. Continue the rose petal breath for as long as it feels, relaxing and releasing. And then with your hands pretty firmly on your thighs, pressing into your thighs on the inhale, on the exhale, rise up, gently open your eyes and bring your hands to your heart. Namaste.


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