Do the holidays stress you out? While the holidays may be joyful, they can also generate a lot of stress. When we are stressed we cannot think clearly. One way to calm the mind is to take a deep breath. However, sometimes this is easier said than done. When we are stressed our body’s natural “fight or flight” mechanism kicks in and we tend to have very shallow and rapid breathing. Ever notice how when a baby breathes their tummies rise and fall? This is our natural “non-stressed” breathing. Guided breathing exercises re-teach our bodies how to breathe naturally. Want to give it a try? This video will guide you through focused breathing.