Anxiety Relief - Stand up Straight

During stressful times, muscles tighten, shoulders can rise toward the ears, and you may hold your breath or breathe from your chest. Your brain and nervous system receive this signal that an imminent threat is approaching. When you sit or stand straight, you signal your brain that you are safe, thereby reducing your breathing rate.

How to reduce anxiety immediately

Feet Flat on the Floor Plant your feet apart from each other. Have both feet flat on the floor with your weight distributed equally between them.
Stand Tall  Consciously straighten back, from your tailbone up. Lift up your head so your neck is in line with the rest of your spine, rather than dropping forward.
Take a Deep Breath and Broaden the Chest  Breathe in deeply, feeling your lungs expand. Let your shoulders come back and your chest broaden.


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