Today in class I taught an excellent stress reduction technique called Diaphragmatic Breathing (aka Belly Breathing). It's very simple to do but very effective at helping you relax and center yourself. Even just a minute and a half of this mindfulness technique focusing on the breath, can reduce stress and anxiety. It can be done home, on the bus or subway, in line at the supermarket, etc. That's the beauty of diaphragmatic breathing. To start see the attached instructional diagrams. Once you get comfortable with it, you won't have to keep your hand on your belly or chest, as you will have mastered the ability to expand your belly as you inhale without needing to "feel" your belly expanding: