Fear arises first in the energy field of the heart-mind, then in the body, and eventually, it leads to action. The action may be to run away, to attack, to freeze or to call for help so that others come to the rescue, etc.
Here is a simple breathing technique that activates the calming part of your autonomic nervous system – the parasympathetic system. It will help you to calm down immediately so that you can think clearly.
LEFT NOSTRIL BREATHING
• Relax your body and mind.
• Close your right nostril with your right thumb.
• Smile while you breathe.
• Slowly inhale through your left nostril and exhale through your left nostril, breathing deep into your abdomen.
• Repeat this 9 more times.