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Experiment with changing your breathing patterns

By changing your breathing patterns, you can improve HRV (heart rate variance) scores and positively influence the vagus nerve – brain connection which is associated with better managing symptoms of anxiety as well as improving brain functioning in making decisions. By inhaling and exhaling at a regular but at a deeper rate and doing this for 3-5 minutes you can positively influence the vagus nerve – brain connection resulting in a natural relaxation response. It has also been used as a technique to promote greater clarity in intuitive decision making.  You can learn more about this and about a software app to assist in this at https://www.heartmath.com. They teach a specific technique of inhaling and exhaling at the same time focusing your mind on something that you can feel an attitude of gratitude. The attached link describes more about how deep breathing exercises can help you in general.  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201710/vagus-nerve-facilitates-guts-wits-and-grace-under-pressure. The additional following link provides a variety of educational resources regarding natural and alternative approaches toward wellness.

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