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I have always had very shallow breaths and with hold my breath, then gasp without even realizing that I am doing this. I believe it has a lot to do with my anxiety disorder, but I can't be sure since I can't remember a time when I didn't do this.

I would like to focus on deep breathing and being mindful with my breathing.

Does anyone else do this or have this goal?
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There are good youtube videos to help with anxiety and breathing.
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My child's manifestation of anxiety is stuttering and singing lessons help with that. I would imagine that singing lessons would teach you breathing techniques!
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I do this, I started started meditating last year on my lunch hours, I use an audio program Zen12, I'm up to level 6, there's a few good books on amazon you can get on the lifechanging effects of breathing, you might want to check one of them out to help you, I know it helped me. In addition to the meditation I often do breathing exercise in the car on my commute to work.
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I have always had very shallow breaths and with hold my breath, then gasp without even realizing that I am doing this. I believe it has a lot to do with my anxiety disorder, but I can't be sure since I can't remember a time when I didn't do this.

I would like to focus on deep breathing and being mindful with my breathing.

Does anyone else do this or have this goal?
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Yes Bonsai Guy. Deep breathing can help you calm yourself especially if you focus on each breath. In, out. In, out. It can help to bring you back into the here and now.
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Yes Bonsai Guy. Deep breathing can help you calm yourself especially if you focus on each breath. In, out. In, out. It can help to bring you back into the here and now.
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My child's manifestation of anxiety is stuttering and singing lessons help with that. I would imagine that singing lessons would teach you breathing techniques!
Singing lesson? I wil have to try that out!
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This is going to sound kind of ridiculous but I noticed that happens to me more when I have a slight allergy attack. I'm not saying all of your issues with it are physical I'm just saying they can affect the psychological. The most important thing with deep breathing is to flood your brain with oxygen. It's not so much about actually breathing to calm yourself down it's about getting more oxygen into your bloodstream which is why I think it helps with anxiety.

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I have always had very shallow breaths and with hold my breath, then gasp without even realizing that I am doing this. I believe it has a lot to do with my anxiety disorder, but I can't be sure since I can't remember a time when I didn't do this.

I would like to focus on deep breathing and being mindful with my breathing.

Does anyone else do this or have this goal?
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