I have long been an advocate of taking a deep breath when you can feel panic rising or in stressful situations. It gives you time to formulate what you want to say (if you want to say anything at all) and studies have shown that it almost instantly lowers anxiety levels. I use east-west breathing (or belly breathing) as part of my postural alignment sessions to promote relaxation and its something I do every day, whether I feel stressed or not, because I find it so beneficial.
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This article by Natural Health 365 gives simple instructions for 3 deep breathing techniques which you can use anywhere, anytime.