Breathing – Lay in a comfortable position and give your belly a shake or gentle massage (if this induces laughter, all the better!) This helps you start to connect with your diaphragm which is located at the bottom of the rib cage. Ground yourself by feeling your back against the surface you are laying upon, and put your hands on your belly. Take a slow breath allowing your belly to rise as you feel your hands move up with the inhalation. It takes some practice to breathe into the belly first and not the chest. This is a simple place to start, opening the doorway to relaxation.