Stress is everywhere.
For those with anxiety, having coping methods are the only way to get through the day. Anxiety is usually caused by the body's fight or flight response. It's a natural reaction that is very necessary for our survival, except when it works overtime and disrupts our lives. Understanding what works in the body both biologically and mentally is the key to tackling anxiety attacks. Most coping methods have been designed to attack both of those.
Meditation and breathing techniques have been used by many Eastern societies to calm the mind and the heart rate so that the body lowers into a semi-conscious trance. This form of mild self-hypnosis is especially effective because it relies on complete focus to work. Practicing meditation techniques when you're not physically anxious helps to create a pattern that your mind can follow without thought. This auto pilot can be activated in case of an anxiety attack. Using the same method force your body and mind into relaxation.