One of the most effective techniques you can master in helping you to overcome anxiety, is to learn how to breathe slowly and deeply. 7/11 breathing as described in my earlier blog “Breathing Like a Baby”, is the simplest and easiest way to begin to take control.
Simply breathe in to the count of 7 and out to the count of 11. The secret is to have a longer outbreath than inbreath. This activity has a physiological effect on the body and will immediately have a calming effect.
To feel inspired and encourage you to learn how to control your breathing, take a look at this Ted talk. “The Exhilarating Peace of Free Diving” by Guillaume Néry.