How To Stop Heart Palpitations Due To Anxiety
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I was anxious all my life and luckily I got over it. Today I’m going to share how to stop your heart palpitations if they’re induced by anxiety, so you don’t have to worry that much.
What are you going to learn today?
- Causes of heart palpitations
- Foods that cause heart palpitations
- How long do heart palpitations last
- How to slow down heart rate anxiety
- How to stop your heart palpitations if they’re induced by anxiety
It’s pretty simple here. I can show you a list of causes that provoke these palpitations. Look if there are some you can check off.
- Stress, anxiety, or panic
- Not enough hydration
- Low levels of potassium
- Low levels of blood sugar
- Far too much caffeine, chocolate, or alcohol
- A fever of any kind
Now, sometimes it’s hard what came first. For example. If you have a fever and your heart skip some beats it is plausible to say this will create some anxiety and fear also.
Most of the time you will get anxious about the fear, which generates a negative thinking and feeling spiral, which makes the heart palpitations worse.
But if you have a fever. It is then most likely that the heart palpitations are induced by the fever. Therefore you can calm yourself by saying it’s just the fever and I’m safe and healthy.
Another thing to remember is if you had a food or drink that can create heart palpitations. Ok, let’s go to the next chapter…
Foods and drinks that cause heart palpitations
Sure, the list with causes is handy when you’re having an episode. But it’s not complete when there isn’t a list of foods and drinks that can cause palpitations.
Therefore, the list of foods and drinks that can cause palpitations.
Fat foods and fast food – The fat in these foods cause the electrolytes to behave differently, which can cause a different heart rhythm. So remember that.
Some types of Herbs – For the most part herbs are very beneficial and safe to use. But sometimes, specific herbs can cause heart palpitations, like:
This is it. Of course, alcohol and caffeine are on this list, but they are already mentioned above.
How long do heart palpitations induce due to anxiety last?
It’s plain and simple if they’re caused due to anxiety. The palpitations will diminish after the anxiety will get less and less. So, there isn’t a specific time for it.
How to slow down your heart rate if it’s caused by anxiety
There are different ways to combat anxiety and reduce or eliminate it at all.
Let’s talk about the three most effective ways to reduce anxiety and get you to a normal and balanced heart rate.
The scientific organization Heart-Math does different studies about the heart. In these studies, there is a lot of valuable data when it comes to reducing anxiety and thus balancing your heart rhythm.
Here’s one of them:
- Place your hand or hands upon the heart area
- Now breath slowly in and out for a few minutes
- Almost seems too simple right? Maybe, but it’s really effective for calming the nervous system down and thus the heart rhythm.
When you do it the right way. You will feel gentle energy coming into your mind and body. It will calm the nerves and it will reduce the cortisol levels in your blood.
The second method for calming down your palpitations
This method is especially good when it’s due to emotional stress. I learned this from my coach and it works every time. Results guaranteed!
Do you know the feeling that you almost purge the emotion, but it just can’t reach the surface? There’re some emotional blocks, which cause heart palpitations.
The first thing you can do -as with all emotions that seem stuck- is to embrace the emotion. Now, this sounds familiar, but in a practical sense, what does it actually mean?
It means this: Hold and embrace the emotions as if you would comfort your own child.
And in a sense, this is exactly what you should be doing. It has an enormous effect on your emotional well-being.
To make it more practical: Go with your attention to the area where your stomach is. This is where most of the emotions are created and felt.
Now hold your attention to that area and give it love, safety, and compassion. In a sense, this is you as a psychological entity.
Which means you can communicate with it. You can do this by talking comforting words to it, but it’s even better to do this by embracing the feeling completely.
What you will notice after a little period of time that the emotion will gently come out or it will vanish into the background.
Either way in both cases you’re releasing the emotion that made you anxious and caused the heart palpitations. Also, it releases old emotions that resided in your body.
If you do this for a few minutes you’ll see that you’ll become more relaxed and the heart palpitations slowly will go away.
The amazing part of this technique is since you’re also releasing old emotions, the heart palpitations will reduce over time. At least, if the cause is blocked emotions.
Technique number three
Although this is a great technique, there’s a simple technique to stop heart palpitations due to anxiety.
It’s called a warm bath. I can remember when I was a young boy and I had a panic attack and I took a warm bath. After about 5 minutes my panic attack was gone.
Warm baths soothe the nervous system, but also the mind. Don’t underestimate the power of this technique.
Technique number four
You’ve probably already known this technique, but in case you don’t let me explain it to you. It will be my pleasure.
1.Go sit on a chair or lay down comfortably on your bed.
2. Put your hand around the heart area.
3. Now breathe in for 6 seconds, hold your breath for 6 seconds, and breathe out for 6 seconds.
4. Repeat this for 3 minutes
5. Now that you’re calming down go with your attention to your breath, but let the breath determine how fast or slow you go. The breath and lungs know exactly when to breathe out and to breathe in. Just follow that pace and feel how calm you can get.
List of things you can do to prevent heart palpitations
Knowing what to do when you have palpitations is great and can be really helpful. But it is even better to prevent them, so you don’t have to deal with it at all. At least, if it’s caused due to anxiety.
1.Be in the Now more – It’s easier said than done. Especially with anxiety or fear. The emotional field of anxiety is very good at bombarding you with fearful thoughts and images.
Still, there’s a lot of tools that can help you experience the Present moment better. For example, you can observe your thoughts. It needs some practice before you’re going to get really good at it.
But, it can have an immediate effect on your well-being. It will automatically slow down your thoughts and thus the anxiety that it creates.
Practice this a lot if you want to prevent heart palpitations caused by anxiety. You will see it can be very difficult in the beginning. This is because the unconscious mind will bombard you with thoughts about anxiety.
Don’t get discouraged. The more you remain calm as the observer, the more you will get in the Now and the more calm and balanced you’re going to feel.
2.Walk in Nature – Nature is just great to get some new energy in your mind and body. You know what I mean right? After a long walk in nature, it can feel as if your battery is fully energized again and your mind is totally empty.
That’s the power of nature. It’s hard to tell why that is. I think nature reflects our own true nature. Our being is already fully energized, calm, and balanced. The trees, the blowing wind, and the animals touch that aspect of our being and with that, we remember and experience these qualities in ourselves.
I would say, try it out for yourself and let that stress slide-off your shoulders after a long walk in nature.
Yoga – Who doesn’t know Yoga right? If you still didn’t do it I would recommend that you give yoga a try. It’s definitely not so easy as some might think. It’s actually really hard, to be honest.
But it’s really satisfying at the same time when you’re done and you feel calm, balanced, and energized. Moreover, most of the symptoms of your anxiety will fade away after your Yoga practice.
Meditate – Another discipline that you’ve probably heard of. But did you already test it for your anxiety? Meditation can be helpful for all aspects of your life and especially anxiety.
The only thing you have to do is sit on a comfortable chair and follow your breath. And when you get distracted by thoughts, emotions, or sounds, just return to your breath.
It might be that after a few weeks or months a new world is going to open for you. A world with less anxiety and heart palpitations.
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Your friend and Coach,