Breathing is an important part of our body's natural response to stress.

When we're feeling anxious, scared, or upset, our body goes into "fight or flight" mode.

This means that our heart beats faster, our muscles tense up, and we start to breathe more quickly and shallowly.

Taking deep breaths can help calm us down because it sends a message to our brain that everything is okay.

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When we take deep breaths, we activate our parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for slowing down our heart rate and relaxing our muscles.