-Breathing is an annoying cliche at this point, but that’s because the best way to calm anxiety really is to breathe deeply.
-Breathe in for 5 seconds
Hold the breath for 3 seconds
Breathe out for 7 seconds
This gentle repetition sends a message to the brain that everything is okay (or it will be soon). Before long, your heart will slow its pace and you will begin to relax—sometimes without even realizing it.
-deep breaths increases oxygen in our bloodstream and thus in our brain
-Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness
-Breathing techniques help you feel connected to your body—it brings your awareness away from the worries in your head and quiets your mind
-Deep breaths can settle your nerves, and now scientists have discovered the neural pathway in the brain that controls this process
-Your heart beats slower and your muscles relax