If you are still awake, check your breathing. Your breathing will have slowed. Concentrate on slowing it further.
· Breathe into your neck, then your chest, then abdomen.
· Avoid ‘trying’ to breathe. Let your body do it for you. It’s actually quite a well-proven phenomenon – your body will breathe by itself..
· Exhale fully.
· Use words (imagine – keep your mouth still) to help slow your breathing – breathe in ‘love’, breathe out ‘peace’ – or suitable calming alternatives. Imagine the words and sounds passing through your mouth.