2nd week: anxiety and breathing

Breathing connects the body and the mind

Anxiety affects our breathing – and the way we breathe can either increase and maintain anxiety symptoms or alleviate them. In the video below, physiotherapist Sari Lamio talks about how breathing is connected to anxiety.

Breathing and anxiety symptoms

Exercises for the week:

The videos and texts of this section have now provided you with information about how breathing and anxiety are connected and how breathing can be utilised in anxiety regulation. This week, you were given new breathing exercises that you should take time to practise for roughly five minutes every day.

  • Bottle blowing
  • Pursed lip breathing
  • Lengthening your exhalation