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Fri Nov 18, 2016, 10:02 PM

Ok....a natural way to calm your nerves from anxiety..as simple as taking a breath....

1..picture in your mind a peaceful place or idea...It can be anything that you like that calms you down. Here a few, 1. an incredible beautiful quiet sunrise or sunset...2, wonderful walk in your favorite forest..3. your three month old grandchild, or your own baby.. is snuggling up with you for nap..4. a wonderful pet, your fave of all time comes up and gives a wonderful hug/play/kiss or whatever...5. a peaceful day at the ocean, just looking at some quiet small waves as they come ashore..6 a beautiful peaceful mountain lake...and so on, and on....your choice of anything that is peaceful and totally relaxing....

2. Take a deep breath...(take it through your nose..if possible)..(but the mouth is ok too)

3. Hold that breath..3 to 4 seconds if you can..(.or whatever is comfortable, 1 or 2 seconds ok) no stress necessary)

4. Release the breath slowly through the mouth..3 to 4 seconds (or whatever is comfortable..) no stress necessary..

5. Close your eyes and do this for 3 to 5 minutes if you can, thinking about your comfortable peaceful thought. or less or more if you desire...no stress necessary...no police in the room to check on how you do this or how long you do it... That is it....and that is all........

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...If that is comfortable,,and relaxing, then gradually over weeks increase it..they say 15 min twice a day is good, but whatever works, that is ok too..Relaxing through a breathing technique is called by some, meditation...but the name is not important....What is important is this: This technique to relax is free, easy to do, gradually calms a person down, can be done almost by almost anyone, and has been proven over many hundreds of years to help with fear and anxiety.. It has been called many things, but I do not think that trying it will hurt you..or anyone. Also, there are no side effects, because it is pretty natural, (well it is breathing isn't it?) no medicines to take or worries about it. If it does not work, then you have lost nothing. Also, it can be done on a couch or just sitting in a home listening to quiet music and thinking about your quiet thought....that is all folks....it won't hurt to try?.........and one more thought..after all, this is the lounge....................... .........

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Reply Ok....a natural way to calm your nerves from anxiety..as simple as taking a breath.... (Original post)
Stuart G Nov 2016 OP
Skittles Nov 2016 #1
Stuart G Nov 2016 #2
eShirl Nov 2016 #6
trof Nov 2016 #10
Laffy Kat Nov 2016 #3
mnhtnbb Nov 2016 #4
eShirl Nov 2016 #5
ailsagirl Nov 2016 #7
Stuart G Nov 2016 #8
ailsagirl Nov 2016 #9

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 10:19 PM

1. I'll forget all about fascism by breathing

alrighty then

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 10:25 PM

2. The fascism and the Drumf ..will be there after our relaxlng time...

The idea is to forget about it and calm ourselves down for a while.
..So we will have strength to do what we know is right for us...Relaxing time is very important they say for improving health and gaining strength to get through each day.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 09:28 AM

6. we will all need to breathe at some point

we have to rest and rejuvenate to remain healthy and strong

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 07:08 PM

10. Depends on what you're 'breathing'.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 11:17 PM

3. But how to do that 24/7 for the next FOUR years??? nt

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 07:29 AM

4. I have had to do just this since the day after the election when I started to have a panic attack

while out walking the dog.

Haven't been this stressed and anxious in a very long time.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 09:26 AM

5. lately I do my mental relaxation while peddling a recumbent exercise bike

I used to read while peddling, but now I just close my eyes and zone off

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 12:02 PM

7. My problem is that when I breathe deeply

...I get light-headed

Maybe with practice it will go away?

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 12:21 PM

8. Maybe..but.....

If it stresses you even a little, then breath just a little more than normal, not deeply and do the rest. Everyone does their own kind of meditation, and there are many books out about it. One I read many years ago, was called the Relaxation Response ..can't recall the author. The real important thing is that we relax during this rough period that we are going through. It is hard for me sometimes, and I have been doing this for years...But, it needs to be just as important as any other kinds of things we do for our health. This meditation or relaxation has been proven to lower blood pressure, restore energy, and help people get thru difficult times. There are many books and articles available. Some are short and easy to understand, if this method or idea does not work..try another......Good Luck, ...for today and everyday....Stuart

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 02:54 PM

9. That makes a lot of sense

Why didn't I think of that??

Thank you, Stuart G

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