Posts tagged breathing
495: Listener Q and A Breathing and Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares a question from a listener in Russia relating to the breath and anxiety.  Gina speaks about her own experience with the breath during the anxious period of her life and how we can use the breath to help control and ameliorate our anxiety.  Gina recommends using our meditation time to focus on the breath and take advantage of its powerful influence on our overall experience.

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What is anxiety?

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When your chest is open and you're breathing deeply, it lifts your spirits. -Mandy Ingber

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476: Lake Meditation For Anxiety

In today's episode, Gina shares with listeners a new meditation for anxiety:  the Lake Meditation.  Take a moment to get comfortable and listen in as Gina guides us through a meditation with nature imagery, breath awareness, healing and peace.

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What is anxiety?

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Listen to your life...touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace.  -Frederick Buechner

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475: Letting Your Body Turn Down The Stress

In today's episode, Gina discusses the importance of learning to stimulate your vagus nerve, thereby enabling your body to reduce the stress and anxiety you may be experiencing.  Listen in as Gina shares more than five techniques for stimulating your vagus nerve and thereby activating your parasympathetic nervous system and entering the safe, secure, "relax and digest" state of being.

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Episode 307 on the vagus nerve:

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What is anxiety?

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Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
-Chinese Proverb

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461: Physical Advantages of Meditation

In today's episode, Gina explores the wide ranging physiological benefits of meditation.  Three types of meditation practice are identified and discussed:  focused attention, open monitoring and self-transcending.  Publicly sponsored, peer-reviewed research studies pertaining to the physical benefits of meditation are reviewed.

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What is anxiety?

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We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us. -Marcel Proust

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431: Digital Apnea and Anxiety

In this episode, Gina discusses a phenomenon known as digital apnea and how it relates to anxiety.  Digital apnea occurs when we hold our breath during moments we are using our digital devices and looking at our screens.  Studies have shown that humans tend to do this naturally!  Gina offers some alternatives to combat the ill effects of this phenomenon, including walking and becoming more conscious of our breath and breathing patterns.

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What is anxiety?

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Meditation is the original neuroscience, the world’s oldest conscious exploitation of neuroplasticity, and it’s a twenty-five-hundred-year-old answer to the twenty-five-year-old problem of digital distraction. ~Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

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423: 5 Ways to Find Anxiety Relief Behind the Wheel

In this episode, Gina shares five useful tips to find relief from anxiety while driving an automobile.  Gina recommends conscious breathing, being kind to oneself in thought and deed (providing yourself with what you need) and being kind to the other drivers in thought and deed(!).  Listen in for help during the stress of driving!

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What is anxiety?

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When you get out of the driver’s seat, you find that life can drive itself, that actually life has always been driving itself. Life begins to flow, and you never know where it will take you.
-Adyashanti

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416: 4 Tips to Deal With Dizzy and Lightheaded Feelings

In this episode, Gina offers listeners advice for how to better cope with the experience of lightheaded and dizzy feelings.  Central to the experience of lightheadedness and dizziness during episodes of high anxiety is how we breathe.  Excess oxygen from increased rate of breathing, without any physical outlet, such as running, will make anxiety states more intense.  Steps to take to minimize dizziness and lightheadedness:
1) Breathing exercises (deep belly breathing)
2) Be more active
3) Meditation
4) Generally reduce overall anxiety

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What is anxiety?

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To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. ~Pema Chodron

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