Ways to ease Anxiety as it arises

So the small intestine, the Qi of the small intestine, the energy of the small intestine it’s natural flows to go downward. It’s part of the digestive system. The digestive system moves it down and moves into our body, which is why earthing is so important.
So the energy of fire is that it moves upward. So it really needs that yin in that earth, that ability to slow down and stop and breathe. It needs that so deeply. So, so, so deeply when it’s in disarray. So get out there, go get out with your, put your, take your socks off, go get in the dirt, do anything that you can to just feel into that yin stability of the earth. Cause there can be a lot of themes of instability and chaos when it comes to fire.
Breathing, breathing helps. I mean, we just know in general breathing is amazing for anxiety. Let’s just say that from the Chinese medicine perspective, what it is doing is that the breath through the lungs, the breath helps to bring in that cosmic energy. And so when we are being very intentional, intentional of breathing deeply down into the pit in the hollow of our stomach or abdomen, rather, we’re being very intentional with earthing and grounding the energy of fire.
So the diaphragmatic breathing that I always recommend, especially with anxiety is I’m sorry, is diaphragmatic breathing, but in for four and out for six and we do this because we relax on the exhale. So if we have more breasts on the exhale, we’re going to be sort of helping the nervous system or reminding the nervous system or coaxing the nervous system into more relaxation. So you want to breathe in through your nose, always through your nose please. And you can breathe out through your mouth. Although I just read this book called breathe by the guy, James Nestor, this is a little bit of a sidebar and it kind of blew my mind a little bit. It’s all about nose breathing and how beneficial nose breathing is. I won’t get into it. I highly recommend checking it out. But nose breathing seems to be much more effective and much more harmonizing than mouth breathing.
And in fact, most breathing seems to actually be quite deleterious to us. So definitely breathing in through your nose. No question about that, breathing out through your nose, if you can, your mouth, if you have to. So you want to breathe in for four, again, out for six and imagine expanding your rib cage out to the side, as opposed to puffing your chest up. So we want to open that up and imagine that breath going all the way down through our diaphragm. Again, deep into our abdomem.
Working through your traumas, um, through some sort of therapy, but it’s really important that when you’re working through your trauma, as you do it with somebody who is actually able to help you do this. They have some sort of background, they understand a system it’s really important that they understand some sort of physiological system within the body and how all of this stuff works.
So even therapy, you know, like somatic therapy, if you do talk therapy, someone who knows about somatics and can understand how it is that the breath works within your body and you know, all of that kind of stuff. Cause sometimes with talk therapy, I mean, I’m a huge fan of talk therapy. I have been doing it for years, but if it’s talk therapy without the somatic piece, without the understanding of the integration with the nervous system, it can just live in our heads. And that’s the last thing that fire people need. They need to, we need to, I say we, because I’m a fire constitution. Um, we have a real tendency to live in our, in, in our heads. And so again, we’ve got to get into our bodies to be balanced. We have to, we have to earth to be balanced. So having that be a part of a whatever trauma therapy you’re working with is really important.

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