Many people suffer from flying anxiety. A fierce sensation of feeling warm, nausea, heart palpitations, and feelings of doom, that can be overwhelming. The solution is simple, quick, requires no equipment and you can do it anywhere. A relaxation exercise called 4-7-8 taught by Dr. Andrew Weil.
Sit with your back straight. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of 4. Hold your breath for a count of 7. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of 8. This is one breath. Now repeat this cycle for a total of four to six times.
This exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Use this new skill whenever anything upsetting happens before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension. Use it to help you fall asleep and on your next flight. Happy Travels!