Hi, Jeff Ordonez here from Christ Audio, the most popular Christian meditation site on the web. The first thing I want you to know is that in me you have a friend, someone who understands. I've personally suffered from anxiety, so I know exactly what you're going through. In this video and the next two, I'm giving you solid scientific evidence and Biblical wisdom that's helped thousands of people and myself turn the tide on anxiety.
I'm also grateful to many of you. Without your valuable feedback, we wouldn't have been able to create the Anti-Anxiety Power Program. Developing the program with everyone's input proved so valuable that we decided to keep improving the Anti-Anxiety training program with more help from everyone.
We want to receive your ideas, questions, and comments about the 30-Second Anxiety Cures book, the 10-minute audio trainer that comes with it, and the full-length Anti-Anxiety Subconscious Meditation.
Please use the comment area below this video so we can communicate with each other. You can also reply with feedback to any email we send you.
In these videos, I'm going to teach you details about the three major components of a subconscious meditation for getting rid of anxiety. I'm giving you this education for three reasons.
First, your input is valuable to me. By receiving the education you can give me valuable input about so we can keep improving the program. Second, I'm giving you the tools so you can develop your own practice to maybe finally get rid of anxiety once and for all. And third, you can judge for yourself whether or not you want to move ahead to the part 2 of the Anti-Anxiety Power Program. So everyone wins.
Regardless if you've gained some ground in the battle against anxiety with the 30-Second Anxiety Cures book and the free 10 Minute Audio Trainer, the following videos will provide valuable education you can use for the rest of your life.
Please be sure to leave your comments and questions below after you watch the videos so we can keep producing new versions of the book and audio programs.
By now, you're probably fully aware that our Anti-Anxiety Power Program comes in two parts. The first part is composed of the 30-Second Anxiety Cures book and the 10-Minute Anti-Anxiety guided meditation. The second part includes the Anti-Anxiety Subconscious Meditation and several reprograming affirmation meditations.
If you've practiced the techniques in part one but feel like anxiety may come back at any time, or feel like there's an underlying fear that makes you feel uneasy, then you're going want to pay close attention to these videos. I separated them into three parts.
In this video, I'm going to show you how to calm anxious erratic brain waves and create healthy brain waves and why it's so important. (google search: anxiety brain waves)
In the next video, I'm going to show you how to enter your subconscious so you can get rid of that underlying uneasy feeling. And in the last video, I'm going to train you with the best way in reprograming your mind.
Before I show you how to develop healthy brainwaves let me show you what brainwaves look like in a state of stress, panic, or anxiety.
Notice the erratic pattern. Notice the constricted peaks and valleys in the wave signature. Notice also the frequency of the peaks and valleys. What you're looking at is a graph of beta brainwaves. Beta brainwaves are produced by your brain during the day while your concentrating and engaged in activities.
Beta wave patterns are not a bad thing. They're actually signs of a healthy functioning brain. The problem occurs when we produce more beta waves than alpha or theta which are produced when we feel relaxed or sleep.
When we produce more beta brain waves than alpha or theta as is the case in people with stress or anxiety, the body produces chemical changes. Changes that include increases in hormones like adrenaline and cortisol which speeds heart rate, tightens muscles, and elevates blood pressure. According to the Mayo Clinic, if a person experiences stress or anxiety continually, the overexposure to stress hormones can disrupt almost all your body's process.
Which puts you at increased risk for more health problems like:
Memory and concentration impairment
If you have some these symptoms chances are you have too much adrenaline and cortisol rushing through your body.
As you can imagine high amounts of stress hormones makes mental relaxation is almost impossible. So when you start the Anti-Anxiety Subconscious Meditation, it may take several days before you relax enough to produce alpha brain waves. It takes time to train your brain with a new brainwave pattern.
Now I'm going to show what we discovered about rhythmic breathing. (https://christaudio.com/blogs/christian-meditation/the-benefits-of-rhythmic-breathing)
This is mentioned in the 30-Second Anxiety Cures book but worth mentioning in this video because of its significance. A 2005 study made public by US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health demonstrated that rhythmic breathing helped cancer patients who had completed their standard medical treatment boosted natural killer (NK) cells significantly (P <0.001) after 12 weeks of practicing rhythmic breathing. The Increase of NK cells was even more pronounced at the 24-week mark (P <0.05) compared to the controlled baseline. Clearly, this is evidence that God designed the body to benefit from our breathing.
"Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." Genesis 2:7
Life to the body could mean that the body will die without it, but I also mean that breath promotes healthy functions in the brain, nervous system, and our organs.
That's exactly what science is proving today.
In a 2016 study by researchers at Northwestern University called "Nasal Respiration Entrains Human Limbic Oscillations and Modulates Cognitive Function" published in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that the rhythm of our breath can coordinate electrical activity across multiple brain regions and improve bodily functions. The discovery suggests our breath is designed to orchestrate activity in our body by simply adjusting breathing pattern.
Within just 10 minutes of rhythmic breathing, a person can produce alpha brain waves. At first, it may be difficult for a person to achieve alpha because of excessive hormones floating around in the brain and body. The most important lesson here is that you should not quit. Once you start, it's important to keep going. The mind learns gradually. Every day you practice your brain gets familiar at producing alpha brain waves. Usually, 20 to 30 days is enough for excess hormones to dimish. That means each rhythmic breathing session will get better and that's important because as they get better you produce more alpha brainwaves.
Let me share with you the results of producing alpha brainwaves in patients with anxiety.
I'll let the doctors speak now. This is direct quote published by the US National Library of Medicine on Jan 2015.
"The results showed that increase of alpha and theta brain waves amplitude in occipital area in people with general anxiety disorder (GAD) can increase the global functioning level and can reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder in a treatment group, but no such change was observed in the waiting list group."
And there's more.
Consciously developing your ability to produce alpha brainwaves enhances creativity, regulates heartbeats, boosts the immune system, and improves your performance. It also increases mental sharpness and memory. People who practice developing alpha brainwaves even sleep better and generally experience better moods. Now let's talk about how you can produce alpha brainwaves with rhythmic breathing.
There are two important things you need to know about rhythmic breathing. When you take up the practice, your breath must not be forced. Instead, it must gentle, somewhat deep, but most important if must feel natural.
The second thing you need to know is that a 4 to 6 ratio breathing pattern appears to be the most effective at getting results, although yours may be slightly different. What do I mean about a breathing ratio? What I mean by that is the timing of your inhale compared to the timing of your exhale.
A 4-second inhale and 6-second exhale, appear to be the most beneficial to relaxing mind and body. Your breathing ratio might be slightly different, but a 4 to 6 ratio will still work for you.
To start your own practice you need a tone, or a sound, to help you inhale for approximately four seconds and to exhale for six. Visual cues are not the best device because keeping your eyes closed will help you enter a state of meditation. That's when you produce the highest amounts of alpha brainwaves.
In the next video, I'm going to show you how to enter your subconscious mind once you begin with the same rhythmic breathing technique. Don't worry if you can't devise a rhythmic breathing tool. In the end, we give away a couple of our best-selling meditations as well as an audible breath trainer.