Sit or lie flat in a comfortable position.
Put one hand on your belly just below your ribs and the other hand on your chest.
Take a deep breath in through your nose, and let your belly push your hand out.
Breathe out through pursed lips as if you were whistling.
Do this breathing 3 to 10 times.
Empty the lungs of air.
Breathe in quietly through the nose for 4 seconds.
Hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds.
Exhale forcefully through the mouth, pursing the lips and making a "whoosh" sound, for 8 seconds.
Repeat the cycle up to 4 times
The next time you're feeling anxious try this simple relaxation technique:
Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose.
Keep your shoulders relaxed.
Exhale slowly through your mouth.
As you blow air out, purse your lips slightly, but keep your jaw relaxed.
Repeat this breathing exercise for several minutes.