"Almost Everything Will Work Again If You Unplug It for a Few Minutes, Including You." — Anne Lamott, American novelist and non-fiction writer

Panic attacks can be overwhelming, but what if there was a way to stop them in their tracks and find instant relief? Dive into the science behind panic attacks, understand the role of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), and learn about a powerful technique that can bring calmness within minutes.

The Science Behind Panic Attacks

The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is like the body's alarm system, triggering the "fight or flight" response during a potential threat. This response increases heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration rate, preparing the body for action. But how do you switch it off?

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Your Best Friend: Your Breath

Enter the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), responsible for the "rest and digest" state. By deepening and slowing down your breathing, you can activate the PNS, providing an instant calmness boost with every exhale. The key is to achieve resonance, and the magic happens when you breathe at the right frequency—about four to seven breaths per minute.

The Queen of All Techniques: Resonance Breathing

Numerous breathing techniques offer calmness, but not all deliver fast results. Resonance breathing, with its specific frequency, synchronizes your heart rate and body's pressure system, providing rapid relief. Watch a tutorial produced with Jake Twomey, a breath-work ambassador and meditation guide, to embark on this transformative practice.

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Need Some Guidance?

Aligning your heart and breath may take practice, as we all breathe uniquely. That's where Oxa's breathing exercise device with instant biofeedback, comes in. Monitor your body's vitals in real-time, optimize your breathing pace, and build resilience to stress over time.


Say goodbye to panic attacks and hello to instant relief. Dive into the world of resonance breathing, backed by science and guided by experts. Embrace the calmness within minutes and make stress a thing of the past.

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Note: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult with your healthcare professional for personalized guidance on your health and well-being.

Angelina Sarycheva
May 28, 2024

MA, CPT accredited by The International Sports Science Association, is a health writer and Content Lead at Oxa Life. With over five years in the health and wellness industry, her expertise, rooted in hands-on experience with leading wellness brands, is to deliver impactful health content to a global audience.

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