When we are anxious our nervous system which is our personal surveillance system, is on guard, asking the question “Is this safe?”
Its goal is to protect us by sensing safety and risk, listening moment by moment to what is happening in and around our bodies and in the connections we have to others. This listening happens far below awareness and far away from our conscious control.” This amazing system is what keeps us alive. It is a body response more than a mind response which can help us to manage these feelings.
Check out these 8 breathing exercises to try when you feel anxious.