Breathing through fear and anxiety
Updated: Aug 27, 2018
Did you know that when we get scared and anxious, and go into flight or fight mode, our base chakra disconnects from the earth?
This as you can imagine can be very destabilizing and ungrounding and the best thing we can do is get reconnected again.
But how do we do this?
It’s very easy. All you have to do is send your breath into the ground. It's a simple breathing technique that can be used any time and anywhere you feel yourself starting to wobble, panic and come unstuck.
How do you do that I hear you ask? Well it's quite simple really, you use your will, intention and energy to hep you.
Breathe and connect to the earth.
Imagine that you are a tree and that at the bottom of your feet and the bottom of our spine (your base chakra) you have roots and you can send them into the earth.
Use your intention and imagination and see roots coming out of our feet and spine. Breathe out and send them down into the earth.
Breathe back up from the earth into your feet and spine.
Imagine the healing energy of the earth flowing up into your body, strengthening and supporting you, holding you stable and secure.
Breathe back down imagining your roots going further down into the ground.
Breathe back up, pulling the loving life force of Mother Nature into you.Feel the energy nurturing and supporting you.
Breathe back down, further again.
Keep breathing like this, lengthening each breath.
Feel yourself relaxing.
Continue as long as you need.
There is no need to panic, to flight or take flight, just remember to -
The earth is a living organism and will appreciate the love and attention you give her. Remember to tank her either during or after the practice. Gratitude is a wonderful gift to give back for what you have received.
If you would like some help in learning how to do this and deal with your energy and emotions come and see me anytime.
Stay grounded and safe.