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Can Practicing Breathwork Ease Anxiety?

If you are struggling with anxiety, you may feel trapped by traditional treatment models. Sometimes, methods like talk therapy and medication can only do so much. Conscious connected breathwork is a beneficial tool that can help you re-center your body and move stagnant anxious energy. Practicing breathwork can help you find long-term anxiety relief and deep, inner healing.

What Is Breathwork?

According to a 2023 study in Brain Sciences, “Breathing practices, otherwise referred to as breathwork or pranayama, have a long and varied history in many Eastern traditions.” These practices involve the voluntary changing of rate, pattern, and depth of breathing.

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience states that “Breathing is intimately linked with mental functions.” The act of breathing is an “essential aspect of most meditative practices. It is considered a crucial factor for reaching the meditative state of consciousness, or ‘Samadhi.’”

Practicing Breathwork for Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common psychiatric condition, with millions of people in the United States struggling with it each day. Anxiety treatment is rooted in traditional psychotherapy methods that rarely focus on stuck energy in the body or the condition’s root causes, like underlying trauma.

Brain Sciences points out the need for “cost-effective, non-pharmacologic, and self-administered therapies that can be utilized by large populations to relieve stress and anxiety.” Practicing breathwork is one such method that can reduce symptoms of anxiety symptoms with both short- and long-term benefits.

Short-Term Benefits

One hallmark effect of anxiety is the prevalence of panic attacks, hyperventilation, and other respiratory abnormalities. Practicing breathwork with slow, controlled breathing can help individuals ease in-the-moment anxiety, fear, and panic.

Long-Term Benefits

Adding a breathwork practice into your daily routine can teach you to bring your focus to the present moment instead of getting stuck in a state of worry. Over time, you will become more familiar with an overall sense of peacefulness thanks to your daily practice. Having a consistent routine like this can also give you a sense of security in knowing you have a powerful method to help you cope with anxiety symptoms if they should arise.

Healing Anxiety at The Guest House

Anxiety can often live as stuck energy in the body. At The Guest House, we employ various somatic therapies, along with breathwork, to help you move this energy out of your body, allowing you to feel lighter and more free. Our holistic programs are combined with traditional therapies to give you a truly comprehensive healing experience while you’re a guest at our estate.

Conscious connected breathwork is just one of the many holistic healing modalities you will find here. Our programs are designed to help you get to the root of your condition so you can fully heal your mind, body, and spirit together.

Breathwork is an ancient Eastern practice that utilizes controlled breathing techniques. Recent studies suggest that practicing breathwork can even be a useful tool in helping to heal anxiety, trauma, addiction, and many other conditions. At The Guest House, our conscious connected breathwork program focuses on helping you heal your condition for both the short- and long-term. Breathwork, combined with our multitude of other healing modalities, will help you fully heal in a holistic way. For more information, call us today at (855) 483-7800.