Simple Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Help your Immune System
I hope you are taking good care of yourself in these stressful times. Everyone is feeling a heightened state of fear and anxiety. The video below will help. This fear not only affects the mind but also the body. Right now, you want to keep your immune and respiratory systems strong and focus on calming your mind and nervous system.
Stay informed but limited your news time. It is overloading for the nervous system! Now more than ever its important to try and keep a routine, eat healthy, exercise and try to keep yourself in a good frame of mind.
Proper Breathing, as well as other techniques, will help reduce cortisol levels (one of the stress hormones that can wreak havoc in your body) and helps promote the relaxation response in the body.
Deep focused breathing has so many benefits and there is a lot more science behind what the ancient yogi’s already knew. As a long time yoga teacher, I know firsthand how amazing proper breathing is. I credit it for helping me recover from surgeries much faster and for regaining strength. Wim Hof (the Iceman) has been instrumental in recent years for promoting the benefits through his method. Many scientific studies have been done on him proving that you can control the autonomic nervous system and immune response. The following is a basic guided breathing and relaxation video.