We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble:
'Take a deep breath.'

Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have to update this
old adage to read 'Take a deep breath in it will help you be more emotionally
aware but only if you specifically through your nostrils and not your mouth----
good luck."

While this may seem a lengthy tip to recall in the midst of uh-oh moments, the power
of active breathing----voluntarily inhaling and exhaling to control our breathing 
rhythm---has been known and used throughout history.  Even today in
situations by soldiers
, or in extreme cold conditions exhibited by the IceMan, we 
know that slow, deep breathing can calm the nervous system by reducing our heart
rate and activating the parasympathetic nervous system.  In this way, our bodies
become calm and our minds also quiet.  Recently, however, a
new study has 
found evidence to show that there is actually a direct link between nasal breathing 
and our cognitive functions.

Study Review on Yoga for Heart Disease Finds Early Evidence Of Benefit

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— Thich Nhat Hanh
Our true home is the present moment.  If we really live in the moment, our worries
and hardships will disappear and we will discover life and all its miracles.
~Thich Nhat Hanh