From the July/August 2017 issue of Health magazine:
When things go wrong, belly breathe, says Sheenie Ambardar, MD, a psychiatrist in Beverly Hills who specializes in happiness. Slow, deep breaths reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, and send a signal to the rest of the body to relax.
Here's how to do it: Breathe in through your nose, hold for a count of three, and breathe out through your mouth, all while envisioning your abdomen expanding and contracting with each breath. Just five of these breaths can relieve pent-up tension and anxiety, says Dr. Ambardar.
What a wonderfully easy and completely free way to ease anxiety and tension in the body, and bring your mind to the present moment.