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Ease your anxiety and calm your mind―any time of the day.
Anxiety can throw off your day in a matter of minutes. Bring yourself back into balance with Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety. These 100 practical meditations equip you to handle your physical and mental responses, no matter when fight-or-flight feelings strike.
Reduce nervousness and fear with a variety of breathing and mindfulness exercises, designed by a licensed psychologist and meditation instructor. Develop the ability to target specific types of anxiety, whether they involve time of day, physical circumstances, or stressors like insomnia. Every exercise lists how long it takes; there are even chapters devoted to 5-minute and “do-anywhere” meditations―so you can find one for any occasion.
Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety includes:
- Meditation basics―Get started with an intro to mindfulness as an anxiety treatment, then follow the 6 meditations that lay the foundation for the book’s exercises.
- 100 simple practices―Helpful exercises include Traffic Light Meditation, Feel Your Body and Breathe, Get Back to Sleep, Quiet the Inner Critic, and more.
- Inspiring words―Contemplative quotes about consciousness, meditation, and mindfulness help expand your understanding and lift your spirits.
Stop anxiety and start your day again with Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety.
From the Publisher
This exercise helps release stress from the body by teaching what to do with your mouth and jaw in breathing exercises. It’s a simple but straightforward and essential exercise.
Sit comfortably, back reasonably straight, and ideally sit slightly forward so your back is not resting on anything.
Your neck should be straight and neutral, with your head neither forward nor back.
Take a couple of minutes to breathe and become aware of your breath, and let yourself settle.
Let your jaw drop slightly, so your mouth is open one to two finger widths. Your mouth and jaw should still feel relaxed, not strained by trying to open too widely.
Sit like this and breathe for a few minutes, with the air going in and out through your nose and mouth, and get used to breathing with your mouth slightly open.
Next, try going back and forth between breathing into the chest through the nostrils, and breathing into the chest with the mouth slightly open. See which one is easier and feels more open.
If you’ve done any of the breathing into the body exercises before this, try using this open mouth breathing with those exercises. If not, just continue with this exercise.
See if your anxiety is decreased and if you are more at ease. Make notes and go about your day.