Starfish Breathing With Hands

Yoga In 60 Seconds ~ Starfish Hands & Breath


Starfish Breathing For Easing Anxiety


If you try standalone breathing techniques and hate them.  Or perhaps the advice to “just breathe and you will relax” doesn’t work for you, then try this starfish breathing instead.

Combining this small movement with the breath helps a lot.  This is a game-changer for anxiety sufferers who find that breathing practices alone increase anxiety.  This is normal and does happen so don’t worry about it if this sounds familiar!

I love the simplicity of this practice.  It’s one of my go-to practices for students that are new to focusing on breathing.  It is used anywhere, any time.  Try this for a minute every day this week.  It’s good to practice even when you are feeling fine. This will make it familiar and effective for when you’re stressed out or anxious.

Practice sitting, standing or in any position really!  Or buddy this up with a gentle chair yoga practice.

The subtlety of making a starfish shape with the hands means this can be practiced in public.  Starfish breathing is suitable for adults and kids alike.  Spread the love and teach any kids in your life this simple yet valuable skill in order to help them.

Let me know how you like it and feel free to share it around.  Be sure to follow our social pages if you’d like to see more yoga tips!



Free Online Yoga in 60 Seconds


Yoga doesn’t have to be complicated!  You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple these practices are & easy to slot into your everyday routine in just 60 seconds a day.  I created these free online yoga videos as a resource that you can come back to whenever you need a bit of inspiration. I hope you enjoy practicing them just as much as I enjoy making them! ~ Charley Hickey C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist & Owner Charleyoga

Please Read - Safety Tips For Viewers

Please Note: Most of our class videos are recorded for our students who have already practiced with us in person.  If you are new to things or injured and not sure if this is right for you then we suggest attending some yoga classes with a qualified teacher to ensure safety during your practice.  We advise that you consult with a health professional (e.g GP) first before starting a yoga practice.

Guided meditation can be a great tool to help alleviate stress & anxiety. However, meditation is not a substitute for professional healthcare.  If you feel you are not coping, then please seek professional help by speaking to your GP.  Mental Health Australia provides further information and resources that you might find helpful