Anxiety is a health problem that has a wide range of sources, from nutritional imbalances and toxicity (heavy metal poisoning) to recreational and drug side effects, breathing pattern disorders and, of course, stress.
One of the most common causes of anxiety I see in the people I’ve worked with over the years is fear of what’s next, what’s coming later today, or tomorrow.
Often, those who are overly anxious are unaware they are repeating the same patterns of unconscious behavior that led them to previous challenges.
Sometimes, taking time to get clear about what you are ready to create in your life “now” — organizing your thoughts and emotions and focusing your efforts in the direction of your dream, goal or objective — is all it takes to end anxiety attacks.
In this video, I share a breathing technique rooted in the tradition of yoga that is very helpful for those with anxiety. I couple this yoga technique with a Chinese Medicine approach I call “taking out the garbage.”
This method usually brings results within as little as three minutes. However, for those who experience more intense bouts of anxiety, this technique should be done for 10-15 minutes at a time.
In my book, How To Eat, Move and Be Healthy!, there are series of self-assessment questionnaires to help you target the specific body systems that may be contributing to or causing your anxiety, and show you practical ways to balance yourself quickly.
If you’re an avid exerciser, you may want to study our Heavy Breathing video. This video gives you the essential basics of how to couple breathing and movement to achieve optimal performance. Faulty breathing with loaded movements is a commonly overlooked source of structural injury.
Love and chi,