Yoga In 60 Seconds ~ Starfish Hands & Breath
Starfish Breathing For Easing Anxiety
If you’ve tried 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.
By combining a small movement with the breath, it can help a lot. This is a game-changer for anxiety sufferers who find that breathing practices alone increase anxiety. This is normal and can 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 can be used anywhere, anytime. 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.
It can be practiced sitting, standing or in any position really! You could 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.
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