Mara Wilson Technique for Calming Anxiety: Deep Breathing
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Deeply Breathe Exercise starts at 2:22...
Lamze Breathing. Conscious breathing (especially slow breathing) reduces heart rate, anxiety, and pain perception. It works in part because when breathing becomes a focus, other sensations (such as labor pain) move to the edge of your awareness.
I need to try that!