Anxious? Frustrated? Ready to throttle your bunker mates? Breathe deep. Really, it works. Here at hoohoo headquarters we practice daily, especially at bedtime. Taking a deep breath short circuits the mind-body connection, and it's one of the easiest practices you can do to reduce feelings of anxiety and worry. The most effective breathing technique for this is simply counting: 4 Counts INHALE (through your nose) 7 Counts HOLD IT 8 Counts EXHALE (through your mouth) ~ Repeat this cycle 4-6 times ~ The 4-7-8 method can immediately calm and help create some peace by chilling out your body’s natural fight-or-flight response. Dr. Weil demonstrates.