Step away from that Xanax
Stressed out? Angry? In pain? Try this simple solution to calming your fight or flight instincts.
Put your hands on your belly and take a few deep breathes into your belly
Focus on breathing down into the belly and not up into the neck. Imagine air pouring into your lungs and filling them from the bottom-up.
Take a nice full breath to the count of FIVE
Hold for FIVE
Exhale for FIVE
Hold lungs empty for FIVE
repeat several times.
Bonus? You can do this anywhere, anytime!