One common symptom of both anxiety and anger is shallow breathing. When people are stressed, they unconsciously drag in quick short breaths, which add to their level of anxiety. It is the traditional fight-or-flight response as the body perceives to be in danger.
What happens is when someone is stressed, they tend to change their breathing pattern and instead of breathing normally through the diaphragm, they use their shoulders and the upper part of their lungs to breathe. Continue reading