Are You Breathing The Right Way
Deep breathing exercises are very efficient when your doing them properly, even when we know the proper method when we become anxious we might be doing them incorrectly. The best way to get the deep breathing correct is to start doing them daily, I do mine in the morning when I get up and before I go to bed at night. By doing these daily you will naturally develop the right method, but you can do them anytime through out your day. For many people it is the easiest for them to learn how to breathe properly with resources from professionals who can explain this much better then a non-professional.
I Will Give It A Shot
I am going to do my best to explain how I do one of my basic deep breathing exercises, I learned how to breathe properly from a DVD. I found it was much easier for me to learn watching and doing it with the lady on the DVD, but whatever works best for you go for it. I prefer when doing my breathing exercise to be laying flat on my back on my bed usually, when I am out and start to become anxious I can do them sitting in my car or even standing up but for me its not nearly as effective.
Start in a comfy position
One hand on your chest
Other hand on your tummy
Take a deep breathe through your nose not your mouth
Be sure your diaphragm not your chest inflates
6-10 deep slow breathes per minute for about 10 minutes
Perform when you start to feel yourself becoming anxious during stressful situations
Other Relaxation Resources
This concludes this article on deep breathing exercises for anxiety, I shared some other useful relaxation DVDs for anxiety as well. Everyone is different and has different preferences what works best for them, I hope i gave you a well enough step by step on the basic deep breathing through the nose and with practice you also can use it to calm your anxiety down.