Help for Anxiety – Try this Breathing Meditation Technique

Let Go of Anxiety With This Breathing Meditation

If anxiety and stress are taking over your thoughts, take a seat in a more peaceful place (like the one above) in your mind by using the following breathing meditation.

Focusing on breathing is the fastest way to release anxiety and help you to focus on the present moment. As you breathe, you will be breathing in peace and clearing out anxious thoughts.

Breathing Meditation Technique to Help Anxiety

  • Free yourself from distractions
  • Find a chair where you can sit up straight
  • Close your eyes
  • Take in a deep breath through your nose and mentally count to 10 as you inhale. Hold just briefly and exhale slowly through your mouth to a count of 10 – Pause after each breath
  • Repeat this five times
  • Sit quietly for a moment before returning to your day

Life can be overwhelming. It is easy to allow the stressors of life to consume us. Our culture is filled with noise. If we focus on the negative events in the news, problems, mistakes, or simply all of the things we have to do, our minds will become anxious and fearful.

The Apostle Paul gives us a prescription for living and how to meditate or think when he says, “Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds. Whatsoever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praise worthy – think about such things.”

So, when you catch yourself over thinking or thinking on negative things, pay attention. Sit quietly and take these five deep breaths. Do this throughout the day. You can then train your mind to trade your anxiety in for peace.

If you are sick and tired of feeling anxious all of the time, carve out time to be still, even if it is doing this simple breathing meditation technique each day. You will begin to see a difference in your life and you’ll learn how to help anxiety go away as you replace anxious thoughts with peaceful thoughts.

If you need more help in learning to be still or letting go of the past, mistakes or judgments that are keeping you stuck, these guided meditations will help.

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4 Responses to Help for Anxiety – Try this Breathing Meditation Technique

  • Hi Bella,
    I’m sorry to hear about your anxiety and panic attacks. I can certainly relate, which is why I created this site to help others overcome their anxiety too. This post will help you, but if you need guided help the Be Still Meditation CD or MP3s will help you stop your anxiety and panic attack immediately. I have many emails from people who no longer have anxiety or panic attacks after using the CD. They have turned their anxious thoughts into peace. You will receive the recordings right away to get started. A regular practice of meditation in any form will help calm your mind and spirit.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • I suffer from terrible anxiety and I am also currently starting my personal spiritual journey. I was wondering if there was something I can do when I am currently in a panic attack to bring me closer to God? Thanks

  • Hi Mary,
    Sorry, I was down with a terrible virus and just saw your post. I hope that this meditation was helpful. May you find help and peace for your PTSD through meditation and God’s miraculous power to heal.
    Take good care and wishing peace to you.
    Jackie

  • I was looking for s place to get me to calm down tonight. It is late and has been a day! I have PTSD and stress has been an all time high. I will take your advice. Thank you.

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